• Short Summary

    ARGENTINIAN HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING ACE OSCAR "RINGO" BONAVENA BEAT AMERICAN LEOTIS MARTIN ON POINTS IN A 10-ROUND BOUT IN BUENOS AIRES AT THE WEEKEND.

  • Description

    ARGENTINIAN HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING ACE OSCAR "RINGO" BONAVENA BEAT AMERICAN LEOTIS MARTIN ON POINTS IN A 10-ROUND BOUT IN BUENOS AIRES AT THE WEEKEND. NO TITLE WAS AT STAKE BUT IT WAS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE WINNER WOULD BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHALLENGE JOE FRAZIER'S WORLD TITLE.

    BONAVENA LAST WEEK SURRENDERED THE ARGENTINE TITLE, AND GAVE NO REASON BEYOND "PERSONAL GROUNDS". THE ARGENTINE BOXING FEDERATION HAD TAKEN HIS CROWN AWAY TWO YEARS AGO FOR MISCONDUCT IN AND OUT OF THE RING, BUT REINSTATED HIM LAST YEAR.

    BONAVENA, WHO ALSO HOLDS THE SOUTH AMERICAN HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE, WAS AMONG EIGHT CANDIDATES CHOSEN LAST YEAR BY THE WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION TO FIGHT FOR THE VACANT WORLD TITLE.

    THE BONAVENA-MARTIN BOUT WAS WELL-MATCHED, BUT BONAVENA KEPT UP A STEADY PRESSURE WHICH MARTIN WAS NOT ABLE TO REBUFF.

    A LARGE CROWD TURNED OUT IN BUENOS AIRES' LUNA PARK STADIUM TO SEE THE BOUT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA510GVCJV1WEQ7P5G9GC9QZR4E
    Media URN:
    VLVA510GVCJV1WEQ7P5G9GC9QZR4E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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