• Short Summary

    THE JOHNSON SPORTS CENTRE IN LAGOS SET THE SCENE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT (APRIL 15TH) FOR A FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL BOXING CONTEST BETWEEN NIGERIA AND THE SOVIET UNION.

  • Description

    THE JOHNSON SPORTS CENTRE IN LAGOS SET THE SCENE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT (APRIL 15TH) FOR A FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL BOXING CONTEST BETWEEN NIGERIA AND THE SOVIET UNION.

    MAIN INTEREST IN THE PROGRAMME CENTRED ON THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT BETWEEN RUSSIA'S DIACHUK GENNEDY AND LOCAL CHAMPION FATAI AYINLA, THE OLYMPIC GOLD-MEDALLIST.

    IMMEDIATELY FROM THE BELL, IT WAS AYINLA'S FIGHT, FAT OUT CLASSING HIS RUSSIAN OPPONENT. LIVING UP TO HIS REPUTATION, THE NIGERIAN CHAMPION LET LOOSE WITH A BARRAGE OF POWERFUL PUNCHES. BY THE SECOND ROUND, GENNEDY HAD BECOME SO DIZZY THAT THE REFEREE HAD TO STOP THE FIGHT TO PREVENT THE RUSSIAN FROM FURTHER PUNISHMENT.

    ALTHOUGH IT WAS VICTORY FOR FATAI AYINLA, NIGERIA LOST NARROWLY TO THE VISITING SOVIET UNION BOXERS IN A SIX BOUTS TO FIVE RESULT. THE CONTEST NEVER-THE-LESS, WAS AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS AND OFFICIALS ON BOTH SIDES EXPRESSED THE HOPE OF A RECIPROCAL VISIT BY NIGERIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAPNIL059YDSMPB7MNDJZE488O
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPNIL059YDSMPB7MNDJZE488O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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