• Short Summary

    AUSTRIA'S 22-YEAR-OLD HANS ORSOLICS YESTERDAY (25 SEPTEMBER) TOOK THE EUROPEAN WELTERWEIGHT BOXING CROWN FROM JEAN JOSSELIN, 29, OF FRANCE BY SCORING A KNOCKOUT OVER THE FRENCHMAN IN THE FOURTH ROUND.

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    AUSTRIA'S 22-YEAR-OLD HANS ORSOLICS YESTERDAY (25 SEPTEMBER) TOOK THE EUROPEAN WELTERWEIGHT BOXING CROWN FROM JEAN JOSSELIN, 29, OF FRANCE BY SCORING A KNOCKOUT OVER THE FRENCHMAN IN THE FOURTH ROUND.

    THOUGH EXPERTS PREDICTED THE AUSTRIAN'S PROSPECTS WERE ONLY FAIR, ORSOLICS' VICTORY IN THE FOURTH ROUND OF A BOUT SCHEDULED FOR 15 ROUNDS CAME AS A SURPRISE.

    JOSSELIN HAD NEVER BEFORE BEEN KNOCKED OUT IN HIS EIGHT-YEAR CAREER BOTH AS AN AMATEUR AND A PROFESSIONAL IN A TOTAL OF 62 FIGHTS. HE HAS SO FAR SUFFERED ONLY FIVE DEFEATS.

    THE AUSTRIAN AND FRENCHMAN SPENT THE FIRST ROUND SOUNDING EACH OTHER OUT, BUT IN THE SECOND ROUND THEY THRILLED THEIR SUPPORTERS BY FLOORING EACH OTHER WITHIN A MINUTE OF THE BELL.

    THEY SETTLED INTO WARY BOXING IN THE NEXT ROUND, BUT TOWARDS THE END JOSSELIN EXPLODED, DEALING OUT RIGHTS AND LEFTS. ONLY A HEAVY LEFT FROM ORSOLICS FREED HIM FROM THE ONRUSHING FRENCHMAN.

    THE FOURTH ROUND WAS DOMINATED BY A FURIOUSLY ATTACKING ORSOLICS, WHO SCORED A BRILLIANT SERIES OF RIGHT AND LEFT COMBINATIONS, WHICH HE QUICKLY FOLLOWED UP WITH A FORMIDABLE LEFT HOOK. THIS PUT JOSSELIN DOWN IMMEDIATELY. HE TRIED TO RISE AGAIN AS THE ITALIAN REFEREE REACHED THE COUNT OF TEN, BUT HE WAS PRONOUNCED OUT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAICD5COBNC1BH5QP4JWWB5TDQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAICD5COBNC1BH5QP4JWWB5TDQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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