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    In a lacklustre 15-round title fight, Japan's Kuniaki Shibata retained his World Boxing Council Junior Lightweight crown on Thursday (27 March) by beating Ould Makhloufi of Algeria on points.

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    1.
    GV Boxers in ring
    0.05

    2.
    SV Shibata in corner
    0.13

    3.
    SV Makhloufi in corner
    0.22

    4.
    GV ZOOM TO SV Start of round one
    0.45

    5.
    CUTAWAY
    0.48

    6.
    GV Second round in progress, Makhloufi knocked down takes count of B, and end of second round
    1.20

    7.
    GV Last round in progress
    1.39

    8.
    CU Makhloufi in corner
    1.41

    9.
    CU Shibate in corner
    1.46

    10.
    GV Referee announced Shibata winner
    1.52



    Initials NG/1650 NG/1710


    SPORT: BOXING
    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In a lacklustre 15-round title fight, Japan's Kuniaki Shibata retained his World Boxing Council Junior Lightweight crown on Thursday (27 March) by beating Ould Makhloufi of Algeria on points.

    The fight took place at the Kyuden Gymnasium, Fukuoka, Japan and was Shibata's third defence of the title, which he won from Ricardo Arredondo of Mexico in Tokyo in 1974.

    In the all-Japanese jury, referee Yusaku Yoshida scored it 75-69 for Shibata on five-point system, while judges tooru Kimura and Kazumasa Kuwata each had it 75-65 for the Champion.

    Shibata attacked from the start, but was unable to catch the fleet-footed Makhloufi, who had a sizeable height-and reach advantage over the stocky japanese.

    Referee Yoshida had to tell the two boxers to fight on five different occasions as the crowd of 5,000 booed their displeasure at the slow pace.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9URQRVVSA3D0QC4EHQETFO677
    Media URN:
    VLVA9URQRVVSA3D0QC4EHQETFO677
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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