• Short Summary

    Mexican challenger Miguel Canto won the world flyweight title yesterday (8 January), when he punched his way to a points victory over the man who'd held the title for just four months, Shoji Oguma of Japan.

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    1.
    GV ring SCU Oguma in corner (2 shots)
    0.08

    2.
    SV Canto in corner
    0.11

    3.
    GV Start of round one and both boxers sizing each other up in centre of ring
    0.42

    4.
    GV Audience
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    5.
    SV Canto in corner
    0.48

    6.
    SV Oguma with seconds
    0.51

    7.
    GV ZOOM IN Start of fifteenth round fierce exchange of punches (81 ft) and final bell boxers go to corners (3 shots)
    2.34

    8.
    SV Oguma in corner
    2.43

    9.
    GV Mexican declared winner
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    Background: Mexican challenger Miguel Canto won the world flyweight title yesterday (8 January), when he punched his way to a points victory over the man who'd held the title for just four months, Shoji Oguma of Japan.

    Oguma, aged 23, only won the title last October -- when he beat Betulio Gonzalez of Venezuela on points in Tokyo. Yesterday, he was again fighting before a partizan japanese crowd, this time at Sendai in Northern Japan.

    He also had the advantage of height over the Mexican, who was three years his senior. Added to that, Canto had been beaten by the former holder, Gonzalez, in his only previous world title fight.

    But although Oguma was still there at the end--making a desperate attempt during the fifteenth and final round to make up leeway-- Canto was declared the winner on points.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6UFHIMSEYD685XVCFY3NGFBX9
    Media URN:
    VLVA6UFHIMSEYD685XVCFY3NGFBX9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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