• Short Summary

    EMILE GRIFFITH DEFENDS HIS WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE AGAIN TOMORROW (MONDAY) AGAINST JOEY ARCHER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK CITY.

  • Description

    EMILE GRIFFITH DEFENDS HIS WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE AGAIN TOMORROW (MONDAY) AGAINST JOEY ARCHER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK CITY.

    THE TWO MEN LAST FOUGHT IN JULY AND GRIFFITH WON, INCREASING HIS RECORD TO 51 VICTORIES AGAINST ONLY 7 LOSSES. THE RETURN BOUT BETWEEN THE TWO BOXERS HAS BEEN TWICE POSTPONED, THE FIRST TIME BECAUSE ARCHER WAS SUFFERING FROM A VIRUS INFECTION AND THEN BECAUSE GRIFFITH TORE A CARTILAGE IN HIS ANKLE.

    GRIFFITH IS THE ONLY MAN TO HAVE HELD THE WELTERWEIGHT TITLE THREE TIMES. THE 28-YEAR-OLD BOXER ASSUMED THE WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CROWN IN APRIL, 1966 WHEN HE DEFEATED DICK TIGER OF NIGERIA.

    ARCHER IS ALSO 28-YEARS-OLD AND HAS WON 46 FIGHTS WHILE LOSING ONLY 3.

    BOTH MEN HAVE BEEN TRAINING FOR THE FIGHT AT HOTELS IN THE CATSKILL MOUNTAIN RESORT OF UPPER NEW YORK STATE. GRIFFITH HAS BEEN SPARRING ABOUT FOUR ROUNDS A DAY AT HIS TRAINING CAMP AT THE CONCORD HOTEL. HE HAS BEEN WATCHING FILMS OF HIS FIRST FIGHT AGAINST ARCHER LAST JULY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5OSEGC4XGT50IV9HN3FLJ5OEK
    Media URN:
    VLVA5OSEGC4XGT50IV9HN3FLJ5OEK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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