• Short Summary

    FLOYD ROBERTSON WILL TOMORROW (SATURDAY) DEFEND HIS COMMONWEALTH FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST JOHNNY O'BRIEN IN ACCRA.?

  • Description

    FLOYD ROBERTSON WILL TOMORROW (SATURDAY) DEFEND HIS COMMONWEALTH FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST JOHNNY O'BRIEN IN ACCRA. GHANA. ROBERTSON, A GHANAIAN, AND O'BRIEN FROM BRITAIN, ARE EXPECTED TO DRAW A CROWD OF MORE THAN 25,000 TO THE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM.

    ROBERTSON AND O'BRIEN HAD THEIR MEDICAL CHECK-UP ON WEDNESDAY AND ROBERTSON WRAPPED UP HIS HEAVY TRAINING PROGRAMME YESTERDAY.

    HIS TWO TRAINERS, GINGER ARDEYFIO AND SERGEANT IDDI, SAY THAT ROBERTSON WILL HAVE NO DIFFICULTY IN MAKING THE 9-STONE (64-KILOGRAM) WEIGHT FOR THE FIGHT. AND THEY'RE OPTIMISTIC ROBERTSON WILL RETAIN THE TITLE.

    AT HIS TRAINING SESSION ON TUESDAY (JANUARY 24) FLOYD ROBERTSON DID ABOUT TEN MINUTES OF SKIPPING, 15 MINUTES OF SHADOW BOXING AND SPENT ABOUT 20 MINUTES ON THE PUNCH-BAG.

    O'BRIEN'S MANAGER, BENNY JACOBS, PROMISES THAT HIS WARD WILL CARRY THE TITLE BACK TO LONDON WITH HIM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACVLECU784R1K7NN4RZCJ5RLGC
    Media URN:
    VLVACVLECU784R1K7NN4RZCJ5RLGC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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