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    HOWARD WINSTONE, THE 28-YEAR-OLD WELSHMAN TONIGHT (TUESDAY) WON THE VACANT WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT BOXING TITLE IN DRAMATIC FASHION WHEN ME STOPPED MITSUNORI SEKI, OF JAPAN, IN THE NINTH BOUND OF THE 15 ROUND CONTEST.

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    HOWARD WINSTONE, THE 28-YEAR-OLD WELSHMAN TONIGHT (TUESDAY) WON THE VACANT WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT BOXING TITLE IN DRAMATIC FASHION WHEN ME STOPPED MITSUNORI SEKI, OF JAPAN, IN THE NINTH BOUND OF THE 15 ROUND CONTEST. WINSTONE LANDED A SHARP LEFT HOOK, WHICH SLASHED SEKI'S RIGHT EYE, HALFWAY THROUGH THE ROUND BLOOD GUSHED FROM THE WOUND AND THE REFEREE STOPPED THE FIGHT, DECLARING WINSTONE THE WINNER. AFTER THE FIGHT, SEKI ANNOUNCED HE WOULD RETIRE.

    AT THE WEIGH-IN, BEFORE THE FIGHT WINSTONE APPEARED CONFIDENT AND GATE THE THUMBS-UP SIGN AS HE STEPPED FROM THE SCALES.

    THE MAN WHO VACATED THE FEATHERWEIGHT CROWN, VICENTE SALDIVAR, OF MEXICO, ATTENDED THE WEIGH-IN. WINSTONE HAD, THREE TIMES, SUFFERED DEFEAT AT THE HANDS OF THE VICIOUS SALDIVAR.

    SEKI, RENOWNED FOR HIS FAST, SHARP HITTING, KEPT WINSTONE BACKING AWAY IN THE EARLY STAGES BUT THE WELSHMAN CAME BACK STRONGLY AND WAS AHEAD ON POINTS WHEN THE REFEREE STOPPED THE FIGHT.

    SEKI, DEJERTED AND DISAPPOINTED WITH THE DECISION, SAID LATER THAT THE CUT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED SERIOUS IN JAPAN.

    WINSTONE ANNOUNCED BEFORE THE FIGHT THAT, WIN OR LOSE, HE WOULD RETIRE AT THE END OF THE YEAR. THE WELSHMAN IS THE VETERAN OF 64 FIGHTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9B1PHFYCFFBZQQICN3BCQKUE9
    Media URN:
    VLVA9B1PHFYCFFBZQQICN3BCQKUE9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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