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    Jose Urtain of Spain, the current European Heavyweight Boxing Champion, has been in training at a Hampstead gymnasium for next Tuesday's (10th November) defence of his title against veteran British Heavyweight Champion Henry Cooper.

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    Jose Urtain of Spain, the current European Heavyweight Boxing Champion, has been in training at a Hampstead gymnasium for next Tuesday's (10th November) defence of his title against veteran British Heavyweight Champion Henry Cooper.

    Watched by a large crowd on Friday (6th November) at the British Boxing Board of Control's gymnasium, Urtain began his training session with several minutes of Shadow boxing in the ring. Among interested spectators was former British and World Middleweight Champion Terry Downes and his young son.

    A workout with sparring partner Getulio Bueno saw Urtain setting an easy pace and concentrating on footwork. He was nevertheless perspiring freely as the training session neared an end. His sparring Partner, a prominent Brazilian heavyweight, appeared much the fresher of the two.

    Six hours earlier, on his arrival in Britain, Urtain had told pressmen he felt he could beat Cooper inside 15 rounds. The 27-year-old Spaniard was once a wood cutter, but found himself earning a better and easier living as a "strong man". Like his father before him, Urtain became an undisputed champion of the Basque rock-lifting sport. The training session followed soon after a light lunch during which the swarthy 14-stone boxer "downed" a two-pound (I kilogram) steak. Boxing writers favour Cooper for Tuesday's fight at Wembley Stadium.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADJDG7OKL5QQ9IQ82UEYJTGBGW
    Media URN:
    VLVADJDG7OKL5QQ9IQ82UEYJTGBGW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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