• Short Summary

    With a strong finish, Ricardo Arrendondo of Mexico outpointed Japan's Apollo Yoshio on Tuesday (March 6) to retain his World Boxing Council lightweight championship.

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    With a strong finish, Ricardo Arrendondo of Mexico outpointed Japan's Apollo Yoshio on Tuesday (March 6) to retain his World Boxing Council lightweight championship.

    It was Arrendondo's fourth successful defence of his title. Judges gave his a unanimous victory on points in the 15-round match.

    The champion, aged 23, obviously had trouble with the challenger. Arrendondo had predicted he would stop Yoshio by the eighth round, but was unable to knock him down, despite a last round flurry.

    The decision was a blow to the 22-year-old Japanese fighter who seemed early in the fight to have clinched victory over Arrendondo, who seemed slow and out of shape compared with past performances.

    SYNOPSIS: In Japan on Tuesday, Ricardo Arrendondo of Mexico made his fourth defence of his world lightweight title against Yoshio Apollo of Japan.

    Before the fight, Arrendondo had said he would stop his twenty-two year old opponent by the eighth round.

    The early rounds showed the champion was slower than in previous matches and was outboxed by his challenger.

    Arrendondo's face took a beating in the early rounds. But by the mid-way mark, he was dealing out heavy punishment to Yoshio.

    Arrendondo had control by the fifteenth and final round, but was unable to knock Yoshio down. The nimble Japanese challenger was obviously tired and hard lefts by the champion were having their effect. But Arrendondo couldn't connect the knockout punch.

    Judges scored a unanimous win on points for the champion.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3AH71ADFCQFMBL32EKYPVRB0
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3AH71ADFCQFMBL32EKYPVRB0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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