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    In Tokyo on Friday, Mexico's Ricardo Arredondo scored a 12th round knockout over Susumu Okabe of Japan to retain his world junior Lightweight boxing title.

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    In Tokyo on Friday, Mexico's Ricardo Arredondo scored a 12th round knockout over Susumu Okabe of Japan to retain his world junior Lightweight boxing title.

    It was a disappointing fight with lots of clinches.

    Despite some wild attacks by Okabe, Arredondo was never unduly troubled and, when the end came, he was well ahead on points on all three official scorecards.

    It was Arredondo's third defence of the title he won in Japan a year ago, and it was obvious from the start that he had too much experience for his opponent.

    Arredondo later told newsmen he had injured his left hand in the fourth round. He had aimed a punch at Okabe's mid section but his opponent took it on the elbow.

    SYNOPSIS: In Tokyo on Friday, a fight for the world Junior Lightweight boxing crown between the holder, Ricardo Arredondo of Mexico and Susumu Okabe of Japan. (PAUSE OF THREE SECONDS) The champion is in black (dark) trunks.

    The Japanese challenger showed plenty of aggression in the early stages and the home crowd became excited as he took the fight to the champion. But Arredondo managed to take most of the punches on his arms and deal out a few telling blows in return.

    The fight was nevertheless a disappointing one and the crowd jeered whenever the opponents got into a clinch.....which happened with increasing frequency as the bout wore on.

    The end came in the twelfth when Arredondo suddenly picked a hole in Okabe's defence. It never looked as if the challenger would be able to get up before the count. It was Arredondo's third successful defence of the title he won a year ago in Japan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASRQGIFFHD7SC0D11QPT9REYF
    Media URN:
    VLVAASRQGIFFHD7SC0D11QPT9REYF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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