• Short Summary

    LASZLO PAPP, THE 37-YEAR-OLD HUNGARIAN BOXER, BEAT THE BRITISH CHAMPION, GEORGE ALDRIDGE, TO RETAIN THE EUROPEAN MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP IN VIENNA LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY).

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    LASZLO PAPP, THE 37-YEAR-OLD HUNGARIAN BOXER, BEAT THE BRITISH CHAMPION, GEORGE ALDRIDGE, TO RETAIN THE EUROPEAN MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP IN VIENNA LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY).ONLY 36 SECONDS REMAINED OF THE 15TH - AND FINAL - ROUND WHEN THE REFEREE STOPPED THE FIGHT, WHICH WAS STAGED IN THE STADHALLE.

    ALDRIDGE HAD TAKEN FIERCE PUNISHMENT.HIS RIGHT EYE WAS CLOSED AND OBSCURED BY A HUGE BRUISE, HIS LEFT EYE WAS BRUISED AND CUT, AND HIS MOUTH WAS ALSO CUT.THUS ALDRIDGE, WITH AN ADVANTAGE OF TEN YEARS IN AGE, FAILED LIKE ALL OTHER OPPONENTS OF THE STOCKY, HARD-PUNCHING PAPP, WHO HAS NOW WON 20 OF HIS 22 PROFESSIONAL BOUTS.PAPP IS HUNGARY'S ONLY PROFESSIONAL BOXER.

    THE BRITISH BOXER FOUGHT GAMELY, BUT PAPP PACED THE CONTEST WELL AND FINISHED STRONGLY.UNTIL THE 11TH ROUND, PAPP HAD BEEN CONTENT TO REMAIN IN CONTROL.THE HE STEPPED UP THE PACE, FLASHED LEFT HOOKS AND RIGHT JABS O ALDRIDGE'S RAPIDLY SWELLING FACE, AND SENT THE BRITISH CHAMPION TOTTERING TO THE ROPES.

    ABOUT 16,000 SPECTATORS WATCHED THE CONTEST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACD91KCSFYKLZ1C7GV1JWVGYC0
    Media URN:
    VLVACD91KCSFYKLZ1C7GV1JWVGYC0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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