• Short Summary

    HEAVY RAIN ENDED THE EUROPEAN LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT BETWEEN THE ITALIAN PIERO DEL PAPA, THE HOLDER AND CHIC CALDERWOOD, OF SCOTLAND, IN THE SIXTH ROUND LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY).

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    HEAVY RAIN ENDED THE EUROPEAN LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT BETWEEN THE ITALIAN PIERO DEL PAPA, THE HOLDER AND CHIC CALDERWOOD, OF SCOTLAND, IN THE SIXTH ROUND LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY). THE BOUT WAS AT LIGNANO SABBIADORO IN NORTHERN ITALY.

    THE RAIN HAS STOPPED JUST BEFORE THE SCHEDULED 15-ROUND BOUT BEGAN IN AN OPEN AIR SKATING RINK BUT IT RESTARTED IN THE FIFTH ROUND AND CAME DOWN MORE HEAVILY IN THE SIXTH.

    THE FIGHT HAD BEEN WIDE OPEN WITH BOTH BOXERS SHOWING CUTS ON THEIR LEFT EYE-LIDS. THE RANGY CALDERWOOD, HOWEVER, WAS BEGINNING TO WORRY THE ITALIAN WITH STINGING LEFT JABS.

    BOTH BOXERS SAID TODAY THEY HAD BEEN SURE OF WINNING.

    THE SCOTSMAN TOLD NEWSMEN IN HIS DRESSING ROOM: "I AM NOT VERY TIRED. I WAS SURE I WAS LEADING AT THE END OF THE FIFTH ROUND." HE SAID HAD RUINED HIS CHANCES OF WINNING THE EUROPEAN TITLE.

    "AS FAR AS A REPEAT OF THE FIGHT IS CONCERNED, WE HAVE NOT MADE ANY DECISION AT THE MOMENT," CALDERWOOD SAID.

    DEL PAPA SAID TODAY: "I WAS SURE THAT I WOULD HAVE WON," AND ADDED, "MY WEAPON, RHYTHM, WOULD SOON HAVE WORN HIM (CALDERWOOD) DOWN."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZL80U1HU0VWR7CTODOWJOARD
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZL80U1HU0VWR7CTODOWJOARD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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