• Short Summary

    WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, DICK TIGER, OF NIGERIA, IS TO MEET THE WEST GERMAN MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION, PETER MUELLER, IN A NON-TITLE FIGHT AT DORTMUND, WEST GERMANY, ON 18 FEBRUARY.

  • Description

    WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, DICK TIGER, OF NIGERIA, IS TO MEET THE WEST GERMAN MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION, PETER MUELLER, IN A NON-TITLE FIGHT AT DORTMUND, WEST GERMANY, ON 18 FEBRUARY.

    TIGER MEETS MUELLER BEFORE HE GOES TO THE UNITED STATES TO FIGHT EMILE GRIFFITH, THE WORLD WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION, IN NEW YORK IN APRIL.

    THOUGH THE WEST GERMAN CHAMPION, MUELLER IS UNPLACED IN WORLD RATINGS AND COMES TO THE RING AS AN UNOFFICIAL CHALLENGER FOR TIGER'S CROWN.

    TIGER WAS RECENTLY NAMED BY THE INFLUENTIAL BOXING MAGAZINE, THE RING, AS "FIGHTER OF THE YEAR". THE CITATION SAID THAT THE AWARD WAS FOR HIS "STANDING AS A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD AND ONE OF OUR NEWER NATIONS, HIS FAULTLESS RANKING AS A SPORTSMAN AND HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE MORALE AND TECHNIQUES OF SPORT".

    THOUGH A NON-TITLE CONTEST, INTEREST IN THE FIGHT IS KEEN AND BOTH BOXERS HAVE BEEN TRAINING IN EARNEST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7QB97MVMGMBARFWMUNWUCHLD2
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QB97MVMGMBARFWMUNWUCHLD2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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