• Short Summary

    Boxing....and at Belgrade's Red Star football stadium, John Conteh of the United Kingdom failed to?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Sparring in opening rounds John Conteh of the United Kingdom in white shorts
    0.14

    2.
    GV Crowd watching
    0.16

    3.
    GV Mate Parlov of Yugoslavia scoring with long right as Conteh tries to get in close
    0.24

    4.
    GV Crowd
    0.27

    5.
    SCU Parlov gives ground
    0.34

    6.
    SCU Commentator at ringside
    0.35

    7.
    GV Both boxers score with short lefts and rights
    0.50

    8.
    CU woman in crowd
    0.51

    9.
    GV Conteh seeking opening as fight continues
    1.12

    10.
    SCU One of Parlov's seconds
    1.14

    11.
    MV Sign showing 15th and last round start
    1.23

    12.
    MV Seconds in Parlov's corner
    1.25

    13.
    GV Both men wearily leaning on each other as bout comes to close
    1.38

    14.
    SCU Newsman at ringside
    1.39

    15.
    MV Final bell goes and Conteh raises arms
    1.49

    16.
    GV Crowd applauding
    1.54

    17.
    GV Referee raises Parlov's arm signifying his win
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    Initials BB/2345


    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Boxing....and at Belgrade's Red Star football stadium, John Conteh of the United Kingdom failed to regain the World Boxing Association Light-heavyweight title when he met the reigning Yugoslavian champion, Mate Parlov on Saturday night (17 June). Parlov outpointed Conteh 145-141 and 143-140.

    SYNOPSIS: Two things beat Conteh -- his lack of sharpness against the Yugoslav in the early rounds of the contest and four warnings from the referee.

    In the days before the fight, Conteh had vowed to take control of affairs from the first bell, but he failed to do so. But he did hold his own, managing some good return jabs at Parlov, forcing him to give some ground.

    But as the fight progressed, the Yugoslav's snaking southpaw was beginning to prove an obstacle to Conteh's progress and he was occasionally picked off by the Yugoslav's countering left hand. They were closely matched for the first two rounds, but the third round was Parlov's.

    The home crowd was right behind Parlov and he gave them a good display. Conteh's replies were too often rushed, betraying his lack of contests in the last three years. He was given some encouragement in the sixth round when a cut opened over Parlov's right eye.

    Conteh's chances seemed high when the final round opened. In the 12th he had reopened the Yugoslav's cut and in the following rounds, delivered a hail of blows to Parlov's face. But in the final round, his attack faltered. Another warning from the referee might have proved costly and his punches became less precise. As the final bell went, both men were visibly wilting -- and mistakenly Conteh raised his arms in a gesture of victory.

    But the judges had given the close fought contest to Parlov and he will now line up for a match with the World Boxing Association Champion, Victor Galindez of Argentina.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB1C202SSOHP1EQUESDMQ6ISTO
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1C202SSOHP1EQUESDMQ6ISTO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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