• Short Summary

    Mexican boxer Francisco "Kiko" Bejines died in hospital on September 4 three days after being knocked out in a World Boxing Council (WBC) Bantamweight championship fight against holder Alberto Davila of California.

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    TV End of fight with Francisco 'Kiko' Bejines, wearing black shorts, being knocked down and counted out by referee PAN TO Alberto Davila celebrating victory
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    TV & SV Bejines taken away on stretcher as Davila continues to celebrate (3 shots)
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    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Mexican boxer Francisco "Kiko" Bejines died in hospital on September 4 three days after being knocked out in a World Boxing Council (WBC) Bantamweight championship fight against holder Alberto Davila of California. Bejines -- who suffered severe head injures, never regained consciousness. On September 2 he underwent a three-hour surgical operation which doctors described as a last-ditch effort to save his life. The twenty-one-year old boxer was ranked number three bantamweight in the world by the WBC. Towards the end of his championship fight he appeared to be winning, entering the final round ahead on two of the three judges' cards. But a vicious flurry of punches from Davila put the Mexican on the canvas just 23 seconds into the twelfth round. He slumped against the ropes and tried to get up but couldn't. Bejines was counted out and soon after became unconscious. He was carried from the ring on a stretcher. Bejines, who had eleven brothers and sisters, is survived by his wife, who is expecting their first child.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAIU91Q1KOQUTY35MUZF3PW3EW
    Media URN:
    VLVAIU91Q1KOQUTY35MUZF3PW3EW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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