• Short Summary

    DICK TIGER OF NIGERIA, AND EMIL GRIFFITH OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS SIGNED FOR A?

  • Description

    DICK TIGER OF NIGERIA, AND EMIL GRIFFITH OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS SIGNED FOR A MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT IN NEW YORK ON WEDNESDAY. UNDER THE CONTRACT THE FIGHT WILL BE STAGED AT NEW YORK'S MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ON APRIL 26.

    TIGER IS THE CURRENT WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION. HE IS 36 YEARS OLD. AT THE MOMENT, HE IS STILL FOUR POUNDS OVER THE 160 POUNDS (72.5 KGMS) MIDDLEWEIGHT LIMIT. HE EXPECTS TO WORK THE EXCESS OFF AS HIS TRAINING CONTINUES AT A RESORT NEAR NEW YORK.

    GRIFFITH IS THE CURRENT WELTERWEIGHT TITLE HOLDER. HE IS 27 YEARS OLD, CURRENTLY WEIGHS 155 POUNDS (70.3KGS) BUT EXPECTS TO BE AT 152 (68.95KGS) POUNDS FOR THE FIGHT. NEW YORK STATE BOXING COMMISSION RULES REQUIRE THAT, SHOULD GRIFFITH WIN THE MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE, HE MUST SURRENDER HIS WELTERWEIGHT TITLE. BUT GRIFFITH'S ATTORNEY, PRESENT AT THE SIGNING, SAYS HE WILL TAKE LEGAL ACTION IF NECESSARY TO ALLOW GRIFFITH TO HOLD BOTH TITLES SHOULD HE DEFEAT TIGER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9B7TX1FHOSPQUT8C20PWRSGNI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9B7TX1FHOSPQUT8C20PWRSGNI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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