• Short Summary

    FLOYD ROBERTSON, THE GHANAIAN COMMONWEALTH FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION, GAINED A SEVENTH ROUND TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT OVER THE BRITISH CHALLENGER, BILLY CALVERT, IN THE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM ON SATURDAY.

  • Description

    1.
    LV ROUND SIX IN PROGRESS.
    0.06

    2.
    SCU ROBERTSON HITS AT CALVERT, INTO CLINCH.
    0.13

    3.
    SV BOY SHOWING ROUND 7
    0.16

    4.
    LV ROBERTSON ATTACKS.
    0.22

    5.
    LV REFEREE STOPS FIGHT; WARNS CALVERT, THEY BOX ON; ROBERTSON CHASES CALVERT AROUND RING.
    0.43

    6.
    LV END OF ROUND 7: BOARD READS: START OF ROUND 8.
    0.47

    7.
    SV REFEREE EXAMINES CALVERT'S EYE AND STOPS CONTEST; BOXERS WALK TO CENTRE OF RING AND EMBRACE.
    0.56

    8.
    SCU ROBERTSON AND CALVERT
    1.01

    9.
    SCU CALVERT.
    1.04

    10.
    CU THE WINNER, ROBERTSON.
    1.08



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FLOYD ROBERTSON, THE GHANAIAN COMMONWEALTH FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION, GAINED A SEVENTH ROUND TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT OVER THE BRITISH CHALLENGER, BILLY CALVERT, IN THE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM ON SATURDAY. HIS WIN IS BELIEVED TO HAVE IMPROVED HIS CHANCES FOR A TILT AT SUGAR RAMOS' WORLD TITLE.

    CALVERT, A PLUCKY FIGHTER WITH A PERSISTENT LEFT, WAS FORCED TO RETIRE IN THE SEVENTH WITH DEEP CUTS OVER THE LEFT EYE AND THE NOSE. HOWEVER, THE BOUT WAS DICTATED BY ROBERTSON, WHO ATTACKED NON-STOP. HE WAS LEADING COMFORTABLY ON POINTS WHEN THE FIGHT WAS STOPPED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA56ANUTQ6LRTSKAJA4G4TY0JNI
    Media URN:
    VLVA56ANUTQ6LRTSKAJA4G4TY0JNI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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