• Short Summary

    Richard (Dick Tiger) Ihetu weighed in "on the nose" at 106 pounds -- the limit -- Monday (25 April) for the night's defense of his middleweight boxing crown at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

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    Richard (Dick Tiger) Ihetu weighed in "on the nose" at 106 pounds -- the limit -- Monday (25 April) for the night's defense of his middleweight boxing crown at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Challenger Emile Griffith -- cat-like welterweight champ -- weighed in at 150 1/2 pounds.

    An estimated 15,000 boxing fans will pay about $150,000 for on-the-spot privileges to watch Griffith try to wrest the middleweight crown from Dick Tiger of Nigeria in a 15-round bout.

    If Griffith succeeds, he will become the third 147-pound class champ to dethrone the 160-pound division titleholder. Only Ray Robinson, against Jake LaMotta, and Carmen Basilio against Robinson, have prevailed over a middleweight champion while they led the welterweight division.

    Griffith is 27 years old, Tiger nearly 37.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5D0FTJZR57CGIM69M2JPQR37Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA5D0FTJZR57CGIM69M2JPQR37Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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