• Short Summary

    Sounkalo Bakayogo, of the Mali Republic, kept his African Middle Weight title in Dakar, Senegal, on Thursday night when he cut down Mamba Shako of Zaire in the fourteenth round of their fight.

  • Description

    Sounkalo Bakayogo, of the Mali Republic, kept his African Middle Weight title in Dakar, Senegal, on Thursday night when he cut down Mamba Shako of Zaire in the fourteenth round of their fight.

    Bakayogo flashed a left hook into his opponent, then stunned him with a right hook to the head, sending the challenger to the canvas.

    Shako, who had impressed the crowd with his skilful fighting, stayed down during the count and the decision was given to the champion.

    After a slow second round, in which Bakayogo clinched repeatedly, and succeeded in cutting the Zaire boxers left eye, Shako kept his distance and jabbed accurately at his larger opponent.

    He was in front on points when the champion finally caught him with the powerful combination in the fourteenth round.

    After the fight, Bakayogo praised Shako's courage and skill.

    SYNOPSIS: The African Middleweight Championship fight in Dakar, Senegal, on Thursday night between champion Sounkalo Bakayogo of Mali, in the white shorts, and Mamba Shako, of Zaire. The champion managed to cut Shako's left eye during a clinch in the second round. But then the smaller challenger kept his distance, and used intelligent boxing to gain a points lead up to this, the fourteenth round. Shako had impressed the crowd with his agility and skill, but he had no answer for the punching power of Bakayogo, when the champion finally pinned him to a corner.

    After the fight the champion praised Shako's courage and said he had been difficult to fight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAECVS044MAA4IAJS1KFQ1ILYK2
    Media URN:
    VLVAECVS044MAA4IAJS1KFQ1ILYK2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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