• Short Summary

    LASZLO PAPP, OF HUNGARY, THE EUROPEAN MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION AND THE ONLY PROFESSIONAL SPORTSMAN IN EAST EUROPE, RETAINED HIS TITLE AGAINST CHRIS CHRISTENSEN OF DENMARK IN COPENHAGEN YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

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    LASZLO PAPP, OF HUNGARY, THE EUROPEAN MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION AND THE ONLY PROFESSIONAL SPORTSMAN IN EAST EUROPE, RETAINED HIS TITLE AGAINST CHRIS CHRISTENSEN OF DENMARK IN COPENHAGEN YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

    PAPP FLOORED "GENTLEMAN CHRIS", THE DANES' DARLING, IN ROUND FOUR. THIS INCURRED THE WRATH OF THE "GENTLEMAN'S" SUPPORTERS AGAINST THE ITALIAN JUDGE WHO COUNTED EIGHT AND RULED HIM OUT.

    PAPP TOOK THE TITLE FROM CHRISTENSEN IN MAY, 1962, WHEN THE DANE RETIRED WITH A BADLY CUT EYE AFTER SEVEN ROUNDS, AND HAS REIGNED SUPREME IN THE DIVISION SINCE.

    BOTH MEN ARE NOW 38 -- UNUSUALLY ADVANCED IN YEARS FOR CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTERS IN EUROPE. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT PAPP INTENDS TO RETIRE IF HE WINS. BRITISH CHAMPION MICK LEAHY HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY NOMINATED A CONTENDER TO MEET THE WINNER.

    THE DANE WANTED TO MEET PAPP EVER SINCE HIS 1962 REVERSE, BUT FEW PEOPLE GAVE HIM MUCH CHANCE AGAINST THE FAST AND STRONG PUNCHING OF PAPP -- THE ONLY MAN TO WIN GOLD MEDALS AT THREE CONSECUTIVE OLYMPIC GAMES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD294Z70QV6TU0QNFWBH2ANICH
    Media URN:
    VLVAD294Z70QV6TU0QNFWBH2ANICH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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