West Germany and Nigerian amateur boxing teams have met in a series of competitions recently in West Germany.
West Germany and Nigerian amateur boxing teams have met in a series of competitions recently in West Germany. The bouts showed that some of the West German fighters should do well in the European Championships to be held in May.
SYNOPSIS: The small town of Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart in south western Germany was the scene of the boxing matches which roused enormous local interest. The Nigerians and West Germans had already met three times in officials international matches. The West Germans had won two of those competitions convincingly .... while the Nigerians fought better in the other match. In this light flyweight bout .... the Nigerian, Ollalekan Attani was matched against the West German, Klaus Shultz. Many of Attani's punches could not be scored on international rules and Schultz gained the judges' verdict.
Nearly two thousand fans saw the light welterweight match between Omakayo Babayemi and Warner Shafer. Both have some international experience.
But the twenty-six year old West German Shafer was a solid puncher and finally knocked out Babayemi in the third round.
The shortest bout of the Sindelfingen championships was between Ernst Muller of West Germany and Adatunti Adeoye. Muller is one of the favourites for the welterweight class in the European Championships in Cologne. In his country he had been undefeated for two years and Adeoye had little chance against him. the knock-out came after just one minute and ten seconds.