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    JOSE MARIA IBAR - THE 26-YEAR-OLD SPANISH BOXER KNOWN AS "URTAIN" THE NAME OF HIS BASQUE VILLAGE YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) KNOCKED OUT HEAVYWEIGHT JIMMY JONES OF CALIFORNIA, IN THE SECOND ROUND OF A SCHEDULED TEN-ROUND FIGHT IN BAYONNE, FRANCE.

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    JOSE MARIA IBAR - THE 26-YEAR-OLD SPANISH BOXER KNOWN AS "URTAIN" THE NAME OF HIS BASQUE VILLAGE YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) KNOCKED OUT HEAVYWEIGHT JIMMY JONES OF CALIFORNIA, IN THE SECOND ROUND OF A SCHEDULED TEN-ROUND FIGHT IN BAYONNE, FRANCE. IT WAS THE "BASQUE BULLDOZER'S" 30TH KNOCKOUT IN 30 FIGHTS AGAINST EVERY TYPE AND WEIGHT OF FIGHTER.

    EARLY IN THE FIRST ROUND, URTAIN KNOCKED JONES THROUGH THE ROPES - BUT THE AMERICAN WAS ABLE TO BEAT THE COUNT. THE LONGEST ANY FIGHTER HAS LASTED IN THE RING WITH URTAIN IN SIX ROUNDS - THE SHORTEST 17 SECONDS.

    URTAIN WAS CONSTANTLY ON THE ATTACK - AND HIS POWER IS REACHING LEGEND PROPORTIONS IN SPAIN. HE TRAINS BY LIFTING HUGE BOULDERS AND HIS BOXING STYLE IS VIRTUALLY NON-EXISTENT, MERELY A QUESTION OF UNERRING STRENGTH - WHEN HE CONNECTS IT IS FINAL.

    AND THIS IS WHAT JIMMY JONES FOUND ONE-AND-A-HALF MINUTES INTO THE SECOND ROUND.

    AS ALWAYS, THE CROWD WAS DELIRIOUS. URTAIN HAS ALREADY WON FIGHTS PREVIOUSLY IN FRANCE, IN ITALY AND IN BELGIUM WAS WELL AS IN HIS NATIVE SPAIN. TWENTY-FIVE OF THESE ARE RECORDED - FIVE MORE ACCREDITED. IN MADRID HE OUTDRAWS MANY OF THE TOP BULLFIGHTERS - AT EXORBITANT PRICES FOR SEATS. HIS PARTY-PIECE IS TO HEAVE A 255-POUND (115-KILO) ROCK ONTO HIS SHOULDER WHILE HE PUTS ON HIS TIE.

    JONES WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH A SUSPECTED FRACTURED JAW AFTER THE FIGHT. THE BASQUE BULLDOZER HAD DONE IT AGAIN - AND RECONFIRMED OBSERVERS' FORECASTS THAT HE WILL BECOME EUROPEAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACKW2UR1AZ40VWYHALH9OW9GEF
    Media URN:
    VLVACKW2UR1AZ40VWYHALH9OW9GEF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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