• Short Summary

    IN A TOUGH CONTEST IN BOSTON THAT LASTED THE FULL 15-ROUND DISTANCE, PAUL PENDER OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, REGAINED HIS DISPUTED WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CROWN FROM A COURAGEOUS TERRY DOWNES OF BRITAIN, APRIL 7.

  • Description

    IN A TOUGH CONTEST IN BOSTON THAT LASTED THE FULL 15-ROUND DISTANCE, PAUL PENDER OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, REGAINED HIS DISPUTED WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CROWN FROM A COURAGEOUS TERRY DOWNES OF BRITAIN, APRIL 7. PENDER IS NOW RECOGNISED AS WORLD CHAMPION IN THE STATES OF MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW YORK AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. THE REMAINING 48 AMERICAN STATES CONSIDER GENE FULLMER, ANOTHER AMERICAN, WORLD CHAMPION.

    PENDER HAS NOW WON OF HIS THREE TITLE FIGHTS WITH DOWNES, LOSING THE SECOND BOUT IN LONDON AT THE END OF LAST YEAR. THE WAY IS NOW CLEAR TO MATCH FULLMER AND PENDER AND CLEAR UP THE DISPUTE OVER THE WORLD CROWN.

    BOTH DOWNES AND PENDER WEIGHED 159-POUNDS - A POUND UNDER THE WEIGHT FOR THE MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION. THE TOUGH LONDONER STARTED WELL IN THE FIRST ROUND, CARRYING THE FIGHT TO HIS MORE CLASSICAL OPPONENT. ROUND TWO WAS A LITTLE QUIETER WITH THE AMERICAN FIGHTER COUNTERING THE SWINGING DOWNES WITH BODY PUNCHES.

    IN THE THIRD PENDER MADE GOOD USE OF HIS LEFT JAB AND OPENED A SMALL CUT UNDER THE BRITISHER'S LEFT EYE. BEFORE THE END OF THIS ROUND DOWNES WAS WARNED FOR BUTTING.

    THROUGH THE FOLLOWING ROUNDS THE AMERICAN SLOWLY TOOK COMMAND WITH HIS CLEAN CRISP STYLE. BY THE SIXTH A STEADY STREAM OF BLOOD RAN DOWN THE BRITISH BOXER'S FACE. BY THE EIGHT ROUND, PENDER WAS DELIVERING A SERIES OF CRUSHING RIGHTS TO TH HEAD. HERE DOWNES SLIPPED AND FELL ON THE ROPES.

    PACING HIMSELF CLEVERLY PENDER WAS THE STRONGER THROUGH THE NEXT FOUR ROUNDS. THE LAUNCHED A SAVAGE ATTACK IN THE THIRTEENTH THAT ENDED WITH THE TWO FIGHTERS FALLING OVER EACH OTHER. DOWNES, THOUGH STILL VERY STRONG, WAS UNABLE TO PIN HIS MAN DOWN AND BRING HIS HEAVY RIGHT HAND INTO PLAY.

    A TREMENDOUS EFFECT BY THE BRITISH CHAMPION IN THE LAST ROUND CAME TOO LAT TO CHANGE THE DECISION. THE AMERICAN WAS DECLARED A UNANIMOUS WINNER BY THE THREE JUDGES AND THE REFEREE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9EJE1UXP8M8RSDJ2BOEPA4QRT
    Media URN:
    VLVA9EJE1UXP8M8RSDJ2BOEPA4QRT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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