• Short Summary

    Argentina's former world flyweight boxing champion, Pascual Perez, was buried after a simple ceremony in Buenos Aires on Sunday (23 January).

  • Description

    1.
    SV AND CU: Perez enters ring for title fight against Yonekura in Tokyo in 1959. (Black and White)
    0.08

    2.
    CU AND SV: Spectators watch as Perez (white shorts) fight Yonekura. (7 shots)
    0.34

    3.
    CU AND SV: Spectators applaud as Perez proclaimed winner. (2 shots)
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    4.
    GV: group of people outside Luna Park stadium, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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    5.
    CU PULL BACK TO SV people reading paper announcing death.
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    6.
    LV: crowd outside stadium.
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    7.
    TOP VIEW AND CU INTERIOR: relatives gathered around coffin. (2 shots)
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    8.
    CU ZOOM OUT: wreath from Carlos Monzon with others.
    1.01

    9.
    SV: relatives around coffin.
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    10.
    SV ZOOM IN TO CU: Perez's name alongside other Argentinian world champions.
    1.09

    11.
    SV AND CU: coffin carried to car through crows and car leaves. (4 shots)
    1.33

    12.
    SV AND CU EXTERIOR: crowd around coffing as its carried into cemetery. (2 shots)
    1.47



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    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Argentina's former world flyweight boxing champion, Pascual Perez, was buried after a simple ceremony in Buenos Aires on Sunday (23 January). He had died from a liver complaint, aged 50.

    SYNOPSIS: Perez won the title from Yoshio Shirqi in Tokyo in 1954 and successfully defended it nine times. One of those fights was against the Japanese challenger, Kenji Yonekura, in August, 1959. Perez, in the white shorts, was fighting his eighth defence and was 33-years-old during this fight.

    Perez floored his opponent in the second round, cut his eye in the sixth and, at the end, gained the unanimous decision of the referee and judges.

    Perez's death came about 14 years after his retirement from the ring. He was buried after a ceremony at Luna Park in Buenos Aires. Perez was known as "the little bull of Argentina" and was the first from his country ever to win a world title. His death made front page news and few had forgotten his achievements.

    Perez was the Olympic Gold medallist at the London games in 1948 and virtually ended his career in 1960 when he lost his title to Thailand's Pone Kingpetch. He tried to regain it, but wasn't successful and retired in 1963. His success inside the ring wasn't always followed by success outside. He was almost destitute in 1970 when he was given work by the then Interior Minister, Francisco Imaz.

    Numerous Argentinian boxing personalities were among those who attended Perez's funeral.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5PV8VEOJIAK3D3DK0P3GE7H95
    Media URN:
    VLVA5PV8VEOJIAK3D3DK0P3GE7H95
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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