• Short Summary

    ARGENTINA'S NICOLINA LOCCHE RETAINED HIS WORLD JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT BOXING TITLE LAST NIGHT WITH A UNANIMOUS POINTS DECISION OVER HIS VENEZUELAN CHALLENGERS, CARLOS HERNANDEZ, OVER 15 GRUELLING ROUNDS.

  • Description

    ARGENTINA'S NICOLINA LOCCHE RETAINED HIS WORLD JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT BOXING TITLE LAST NIGHT WITH A UNANIMOUS POINTS DECISION OVER HIS VENEZUELAN CHALLENGERS, CARLOS HERNANDEZ, OVER 15 GRUELLING ROUNDS. BUT AGGRESSIVE VENEZUELAN NEARLY SNATCHED THE TITLE IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE FIGHT WHEN HE CAUGHT THE CHAMPION WITH A TERRIFIC RIGHT TO THE JAW AND FLOORED HIM TO BE SAVED BY THE BELL WHEN THE COUNT HAD REACHED SIX.

    TWENTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD LOCCHE, A HARD-PUNCHING STYLIST, RECOVERED QUICKLY FROM THE INITIAL ONSLAUGHT, AND FROM THEN ON WAS IN COMPLETE CONTROL.

    HERNANDEZ, WHO IS ALSO 29, PUT UP A VALIANT BATTLE RIGHT UP TO THE FINAL BELL, BUT LOCCHE ALWAYS HAD THE EDGE AND WAS WELL AHEAD ON POINTS.

    IT WAS LOCCHE'S FIRST DEFENCE OF THE TITLE HE WON IN TOKYO LAST OCTOBER WITH A TECHNICAL KNOCK-OUT VICTORY OVER HAWAIIAN PAUL FUJI. HERNANDEZ HIMSELF HELD THE TITLE BRIEFLY TWO YEARS AGO.

    THE DECISION WAS UNANIMOUSLY REACHED BY THE THREE ARGENTINE JUDGES WITH A WIDE POINTS MARGIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5U0CHVX08MM16DMRTAQWGOCGJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5U0CHVX08MM16DMRTAQWGOCGJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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