• Short Summary

    SOUTH AFRICAN EUROPEANS AND NON-EUROPEANS MET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC AMATEUR BOXING WHEN THE SOUTH AFRICAN AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION HELD A MULTI-RACIAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS - OUTSIDE THE REPUBLIC - AT BULAWAYO, SOUTHERN RHODESIA ON DECEMBER 1 AND 2.

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    SOUTH AFRICAN EUROPEANS AND NON-EUROPEANS MET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC AMATEUR BOXING WHEN THE SOUTH AFRICAN AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION HELD A MULTI-RACIAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS - OUTSIDE THE REPUBLIC - AT BULAWAYO, SOUTHERN RHODESIA ON DECEMBER 1 AND 2.

    AFTER TRAINING SEPARATELY IN JOHANNESBURG, THE BOXERS BOARDED THE SAME TRAIN IN SEPARATE GROUPS FOR THE 500 MILE JOURNEY. BOXING BETWEEN EUROPEANS AND NON-EUROPEANS IS PROHIBITED WITHIN THE SOUTH AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

    EUROPEAN FIGHTERS DOMINATED THE TOURNAMENT, ONLY TWO COLOURED FIGHTERS REACHING THE FINALS. BOTH WERE BEATEN. IN THE FIRST BOUT OF THE TOURNAMENT, FLYWEIGHT LUCAS MATSEKE BECAME THE FIRST COLOURED SOUTH AFRICAN TO BEAT A SOUTH AFRICAN EUROPEAN IN AMATEUR BOXING, WHEN HE WON HIS SEMI-FINAL BOUT WITH GERT VAN JAARSVELDT ON POINTS. HE WAS BEATEN IN THE FINAL BY J.P. HEYNEKE, A WHITE SOUTH AFRICAN.

    THE OTHER FINALS DEFEAT FOR THE NON-EUROPEANS WAS WHEN "BULLER" MEYERS, THE SOUTH AFRICAN EUROPEAN LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION BEAT DAVID MALDI, ON POINTS. THESE TWO FIGHTERS, THE BEST OF THEIR WEIGHT IN SOUTH AFRICA, GAVE THE CROWD A TOP-OF-THE-BILL DISPLAY. MEYERS, AN OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALLIST, WON BY A VERY SMALL MARGIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB1BA1LCUMYE8X3IBQJDB5HSR
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1BA1LCUMYE8X3IBQJDB5HSR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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