• Short Summary

    Veteran argentine boxer Nicolino Locche is reported to be considering retiring from the ring following his unsuccessful bid to regain the World Junior Welterweight title from Antonio "Kid Pambele" Cervantes, of Colombia, at the Maracay bullring in Venezuela, on Saturday (17 March).

  • Description

    Veteran argentine boxer Nicolino Locche is reported to be considering retiring from the ring following his unsuccessful bid to regain the World Junior Welterweight title from Antonio "Kid Pambele" Cervantes, of Colombia, at the Maracay bullring in Venezuela, on Saturday (17 March).

    Locche, aged 33, who was bleeding heavily from a cut over his left eye, was overruled by his seconds who threw in the towel--signifying defeat--after the ninth round. Locche had received the cut in the third round, and the referee stopped the fight three times for a doctor to examine the wound.

    Cervantes, a 27-year-old Negro who lives in Venezuela, was believed to be well ahead on points when Locche's seconds forcibly prevented the wounded challenger from continuing with the fight. Locche, who lost the World Junior Welterweight title to Alfonso Frazer, of Panama, on points a year ago, had defeated four ranking opponents over the past 12 months to earn Saturday's title bid.

    On Sunday night, Locche and World Middle-weight boxing champion, Carlos Mongon, were attacked by a gang of armed men outside a hotel in Caracas. Police intervened and Locche suffered only bruises.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABQBKLNX2FC4Z8A9X6CO1Y66IM
    Media URN:
    VLVABQBKLNX2FC4Z8A9X6CO1Y66IM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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