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    CASTORS ABBEY, LEADING CONTENDER FOR THE GHANA WELTERWEIGHT TITLE ENHANCED HIS CLAIMS TO THE CROWN ON SATURDAY WHEN HE OUTPOINTED PETER MCLAREN OF BRITAIN, WHO IS RANKED FIFTH IN THE COMMONWEALTH RATINGS AT THE WEIGHT, ABBEY WON AFTER A GRUELLING TEN-ROUND FIGHT, WHICH TOOK PLACE AT THE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM.

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    CASTORS ABBEY, LEADING CONTENDER FOR THE GHANA WELTERWEIGHT TITLE ENHANCED HIS CLAIMS TO THE CROWN ON SATURDAY WHEN HE OUTPOINTED PETER MCLAREN OF BRITAIN, WHO IS RANKED FIFTH IN THE COMMONWEALTH RATINGS AT THE WEIGHT, ABBEY WON AFTER A GRUELLING TEN-ROUND FIGHT, WHICH TOOK PLACE AT THE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM.

    THE EARLY ROUNDS OF THE FIGHT WERE FAIRLY EVEN, WITH THE BRITISH FIGHTER DOING MOST OF THE ATTACKING. IN THE FOURTH, THE GHANAIAN BOXER BEGAN TO ASSUME THE UPPER HAND, BUT IN THE NEXT ROUND CAME THE FIRST SHOCK OF THE CONTEST. TWICE McLAREN HAD ABBEY DOWN FOR COUNTS OF FIVE WITH RIGHTS TO THE CHIN AND THE GHANAIAN HAD TO HANG ON TO SEE OUT THE ROUND.

    IN THE LATER STAGES OF THE FIGHT, ABBEY BEGAN TO PUT THE PRESSURE ON McLAREN AND THE BRITISH BOXER APPEARED TO TIRE. AN EXCHANGE OF HEAVY PUNCHING IN THE EIGHTH ROUND ENDED WITH McLAREN BLEEDING FROM THE NOSE.

    FROM THEN, ABBEY CONTINUED TO DOMINATE THE CONTEST UNTIL THE END. WHEN THE BELL WENT FOR THE END OF THE TENTH ROUND, ABBEY WAS UNANIMOUSLY JUDGED THE WINNER BY THE REFEREE AND TWO JUDGES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASL6AZU8KWB909O04LJYE0LPW
    Media URN:
    VLVAASL6AZU8KWB909O04LJYE0LPW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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