• Short Summary

    AMERICAN HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER ZORA FOLLEY'S HOPES TO RETURN TO THE RING RANKINGS WERE VIRTUALLY ENDED IN BUENOS AIRES ON SATURDAY NIGHT (6 JULY) WHEN HE DROPPED A CLOSE 10-ROUND DECISION TO ARGENTINE CHAMPION OSCAR "RINGO" BONAVENA.

  • Description

    AMERICAN HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER ZORA FOLLEY'S HOPES TO RETURN TO THE RING RANKINGS WERE VIRTUALLY ENDED IN BUENOS AIRES ON SATURDAY NIGHT (6 JULY) WHEN HE DROPPED A CLOSE 10-ROUND DECISION TO ARGENTINE CHAMPION OSCAR "RINGO" BONAVENA.

    THE 36-YEAR-OLD FOLLEY, HOPING TO GAIN ANOTHER SHOT AT THE WORLD TITLE HELD BY A JOE FRAZIER, FADED IN THE LAST THREE ROUNDS AGAINST THE HARD-HITTING ARGENTINIAN AFTER HOLDING THE EDGE FOR MUCH OF THE FIGHT.

    AGED PROVED THE DIFFERENCE AS BONAVENA, 12 YEARS YOUNGER THAN HIS OPPONENT TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE TIRING AMERICAN TO RACK UP POINTS AND OVERCOME A DEFICIT.

    FOLLEY, WHO JOLTED THE ARGENTINIAN SEVERAL TIMES WITH STIFF RIGHT-HAND PUNCHES, WAS ALWAYS DANGEROUS AND HIS EXPERIENCE AND RING CRAFT GAVE THE YOUNGER MAN PLENTY OF TROUBLE.

    BUT BONAVENA TOOK THE EIGHTH, NINTH AND TENTH ROUNDS, THE LAST ONE WITH A WHIRLWIND FINISH THAT PROBABLY TIPPED THE SCALES IN HIS FAVOUR. IT WAS HIS 36TH VICTORY IN 39 PROFESSIONAL FIGHTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB8F2TM5N79C9YKO5EEQH7DQFW
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8F2TM5N79C9YKO5EEQH7DQFW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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