• Short Summary

    THE NEW HOLDER OF THE COMMONWEALTH LIGHTWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP IS LOVE ALLOTEY OF GHANA, WHO WON THE VACANT TITLE IN A FIGHT WITH BUNNY GRANT OF JAMAICA IN ACCRA, GHANA, LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY).

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    THE NEW HOLDER OF THE COMMONWEALTH LIGHTWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP IS LOVE ALLOTEY OF GHANA, WHO WON THE VACANT TITLE IN A FIGHT WITH BUNNY GRANT OF JAMAICA IN ACCRA, GHANA, LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY). ALLOTEY AND GRANT ARE SHOWN IN TRAINING FOR THE FIGHT.

    THE LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE FELL VACANT AFTER THE HOLDER, MANUEL SANTOS OF NEW ZEALAND, RETIRED AS A RESULT OF EYE INJURIES SUSTAINED IN WINNING IT FROM BUNNY GRANT. GRANTS EFFORT TO REGAIN THE TITLE LAST NIGHT FAILED WHEN THE TWO JUDGES AND REFEREE, ALL GHANAIANS, UNANIMOUSLY AWARDED THE POINTS DECISION TO ALLOTEY.

    THE 30-YEAR-OLD ALLOTEY, WHO LIVES IN LONDON, WAS BEATEN BY FELLOW-GHANAIAN FLOYD ROBERTSON IN A COMMONWEALTH FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT IN 1962, AND HE LOST TO FLASH ELORDE OF THE PHILIPPINES IN A WORLD JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT A YEAR LATER. HOWEVER, HE WAS VERY DETERMINED TO WIN LAST NIGHT'S FIGHT, AND HAS HIS EYE ON THE WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE.

    ALLOTEY'S BRITISH MANAGER, AL PHILIPS, SAID TODAY THAT THE GHANAIAN DESERVED TO WIN BECAUSE HE FOUGHT ACCORDING TO PLAN. HOWEVER, GRANT'S MANAGER, DR CLIFFORD WESTERN, DESCRIBED THE VERDICT AS "DISGRACEFUL" AND SAID HE JUST DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7MNBJO0GDXHRLWAHP5D3T94HQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MNBJO0GDXHRLWAHP5D3T94HQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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