• Short Summary

    IN WEST BERLIN'S SPORTPALAST, EUROPEAN HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, KARL MILDENBERGER YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) RETAINED HIS TITLE BY BEATING FELLOW WEST GERMAN, GERHARD ZECH, ON POINTS, THE FIGHT LASTED THE FULL FIFTEEN ROUNDS.

  • Description

    IN WEST BERLIN'S SPORTPALAST, EUROPEAN HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, KARL MILDENBERGER YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) RETAINED HIS TITLE BY BEATING FELLOW WEST GERMAN, GERHARD ZECH, ON POINTS, THE FIGHT LASTED THE FULL FIFTEEN ROUNDS.

    A CAPACITY CROWD OF 7,000 SAW THE SMALLER AND LIGHTER MILDENBERGER SYSTEMATICALLY BATTER HIS OPPONENTS RIGHT EYE UNTIL, BY THE SIXTH ROUND, ZECH WAS BLEEDING FREELY.

    HOWEVER, DESPITE HIS LIMITED VISION, ZECH MANAGED TO LAND SEVERAL EFFECTIVE PUNCHES AND MILDENBERGER WAS UNABLE TO BRING THE FIGHT TO A QUICK FINISH.

    ZECH, STARTED OUT STRONGLY IN THE FIRST ROUND AND HELD ON DESPITE A CONSTANT BATTERING. BUT, IN THE LAST FEW ROUNDS, THE TIRING ZECH WAS SWINGING WILDLY AND MILDENBERGER, MUCH THE STRONGER, WAS ABLE TO DUOK THE PUNCHES. ALMOST CERTAIN OF VICTORY, THE CHAMPION TOYED WITH HIS OPPONENT IN THE LAST ROUND, PATTING HIM ON THE TRUNKS WHENEVER THEY WENT INTO A CLINCH.

    IT WAS MILDENBERGER'S SECOND VICTORY OVER ZECH. HE BEAT HIM ON POINTS IN NOVEMBER, 1965.

    ZECH, AT 224 3/4 POUNDS (102 KILOS) HAD A WEIGHT AND SIZE ADVANTAGE OVER MILDENBERGER, WHO WEIGHED IN AT 206???? POUNDS (93.5 KILOS).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5UF9537BS2SYCSW60TU6530QF
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UF9537BS2SYCSW60TU6530QF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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