• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: South African policeman, Kallie Knoetze, best Nigerian Ngozika Ekwelum when the referee stopped the fight in the seventh round of their heavyweight boxing bout in Johannesburg on Saturday (29 January).

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    1.
    SV: action in round 3 between Kallie Knoetze (white South African) and Ngozika Ekwelum (Nigeria) with Knoetze attacking until referee separates two boxer.
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    2.
    CU: spectators
    0.22

    3.
    SV: round 4 Knoetze continues to attack and traps Ekwelum in corner and knocks him down at end of round.
    0.56

    4.
    CU: spectators
    1.01

    5.
    SV: round 6 with Ekwelum being battered by Knoetze who knocks him down for eight count and then knocks him down again and bell sound for end of round.
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    Initials RH/DE/MR/1609


    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: South African policeman, Kallie Knoetze, best Nigerian Ngozika Ekwelum when the referee stopped the fight in the seventh round of their heavyweight boxing bout in Johannesburg on Saturday (29 January).

    SYNOPSIS: It was the most impressive win of Knoetze's career. His attacking began to take effect in the third round of the scheduled ten-round fight.

    The west German-based Nigerian had previously knocked out the former British and European champion, Richard Dunn, and drawn with the South American champion, Raul Girisito. But he was no match for Knoetze.

    The fight was finally stopped in the seventh round when the South African drove his opponent around the ring, landing heavy right and left-hand blows before the referee stepped in. But Ekwelum took a heavy beating in the sixth round too. He was knocked to the canvas twice for the mandatory counts of eight. And, apart from an awkward straight left, the Nigerian rarely trouble Knoetze, who started with a four kilograms (nine pounds) weight advantage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1ZJSS0KWZHE0RT0Y4NRRUJL7
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1ZJSS0KWZHE0RT0Y4NRRUJL7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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