• Short Summary

    Mexican fighter Jose Napoles, who has consolidated his hold on the world welterweight title, is now in training for his bid to win a second world crown.

  • Description

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    GV Giant tent
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    2.
    GV Interior pan of seating altered for boxing
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    3.
    SV Seats
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    4.
    SV Pan boxing arena being built
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    5.
    GV Pan INT arena
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    6.
    SV & CU posters for Napoles fight (2)
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    7.
    SV & CU INT Napoles sparring in gym (in blue sweater)
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    8.
    SV Spectators
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    9.
    SV Napoles sparring
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    10.
    SV Spectators
    1.42

    11.
    SCU Alain Delon actor greets Napoles
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    12.
    SCU Onlooker
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    13.
    SV Delon and Napoles
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    Initials SC/213 SC/2146


    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Mexican fighter Jose Napoles, who has consolidated his hold on the world welterweight title, is now in training for his bid to win a second world crown. Napoles has his sights set on Carlos Manzon's world middleweight title. French film star and boxing fan Alain Delon is promoting the intriguing bout at a circus tent in Paris on February 9.

    Napoles is already in Paris. He's working hard at his training but newsmen have also remarked on his abundant good humour -- probably in anticipation of a 650,000 france (GBP65,000 sterling) paynight against Monzon in ten days time.

    Napoles has known harder time. He was born in Cuba; his father died while he was still a bay and from the age of 10 he was fighting other youngsters for a bounty of ten cents a fight. This unorthodox education plus an abundance of natural talent gave him a fearsome record as an amateur boxer -- fought 113 contests, lost one.

    Later, he was to flee from Castro's Cuba and has established himself in Mexico, which has been winning a fast-growing reputation with a series of world-class boxers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7VLHBK1XT30EVQBVQ64K1WWEH
    Media URN:
    VLVA7VLHBK1XT30EVQBVQ64K1WWEH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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