• Short Summary

    THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC WON THREE TITLES AT THE ALL-AFRICAN BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LUSAKA ON SATURDAY, TO HEAD THE GOLD MEDAL TALLY.

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    THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC WON THREE TITLES AT THE ALL-AFRICAN BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LUSAKA ON SATURDAY, TO HEAD THE GOLD MEDAL TALLY.

    THE FINALS ON SATURDAY FOLLOWED NEARLY A WEEK OF ELIMINATING BOUTS. SIXTEEN NATION SENT TEAMS INCLUDING GHANA, NIGERIA AND SUDAN, THE MAJOR MEDAL WINNERS AT THE LAST CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 1966. OTHER NATIONS COMPETING WERE: CAMEROUN, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, CONGO-KINSHASA, ETHIOPIA, GABON, KENYA, MALAGASY, NIGER, SENEGAL, TANZANIA, UAR, UGANDA AND ZAMBIA.

    ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE DISPLAYS WAS TURNED IN BY PHILIP WARUINGE OF KENYA WHO WON HIS FOURTH SUCCESSIVE ALL-AFRICAN TITLE BY OUTPOINTING MOHAMMED MULILI OF UGANDA IN THE FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION.

    THE LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION WAS WON BY CESAR SINDA OF CONGO-KINSHASA WHO DEFEATED DELA JONATHAN OF NIGERIA ON POINTS. IT WAS ONE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS' MOST ENTERTAINING FIGHTS AND GAVE CONGO-KINSHASA THEIR FIRST EVER GOLD MEDAL IN THE COMPETITION.

    THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE PROVIDED THE MOST DEVASTATING WIN. THE DEFENDING CHAMPION, TALLAT EL DAHSHAN OF THE UAR, SCORED A FIRST ROUND KNOCK OUT OVER ADONIS RAY OF GHANA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8SHMUP83YG692PKKXXXYF29QI
    Media URN:
    VLVA8SHMUP83YG692PKKXXXYF29QI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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