• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CONTENDER, BILLY WALKER, COULD MANAGE ONLY A DRAW IN HIS TEN-ROUND MATCH AGAINST THE ARGENTINIAN CHAMPION EDUARDO CORLETTI AT THE ITALIAN RIVIERA RESORT OF SAN REMO LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY).

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    START OF BOUT AND FIGHT IN PROGRESS. CONTESTANTS TOGETHER AFTER THE DECISION.




    Initials PBS/V/RM/JG


    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE BRITISH HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CONTENDER, BILLY WALKER, COULD MANAGE ONLY A DRAW IN HIS TEN-ROUND MATCH AGAINST THE ARGENTINIAN CHAMPION EDUARDO CORLETTI AT THE ITALIAN RIVIERA RESORT OF SAN REMO LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY).

    WALKER APPEARED TO TAKE A LOT OF PUNISHMENT DURING THE BOUT. HE HAD TELLING RED MARKS ABOUT BOTH EYES, THE RESULT OF CORLETTI'S JABBING LEFT HAND.

    WALKER, AGED TWENTY-SIX, SEEMED UNABLE TO LAND MAY TELLING BLOWS ON THIS 24-YEAR-OLD OPPONENT.

    AFTER A QUIET OPENING, WITH WALKER PRODDING WITH HIS LEFT, BOTH FIGHTERS UNLEASHED SOME HEAVY BLOWS. HOWEVER, DESPITE SEVERE PUNCHING AND COUNTERPUNCHING BY BOTH MEN, NEITHER GAINED ANY SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGE.

    THE FIGHT CONSISTED MAINLY OF ATTACKS BY WALKER AGAINST THE EVASIVE ARGENTINIAN, AND ENDED IN A DISAPPOINTING DRAW -- A DECISION WHICH DISAPPOINTED A LARGE SECTION OF THE ITALIAN AUDIENCE WHO BELIEVED COLETTI HAD WON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB724CCBVSPBBW16VT44Z3ZXBW
    Media URN:
    VLVAB724CCBVSPBBW16VT44Z3ZXBW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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