• Short Summary

    WORLD FLYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, PONE KINGPETCH OF THAILAND, HAS BEGUN PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO HIS PREPARATIONS FOR HIS TITLE DEFENCE AGAINST SALVATORE BURRUNI, IN ROME, ON APRIL 23.

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    WORLD FLYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, PONE KINGPETCH OF THAILAND, HAS BEGUN PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO HIS PREPARATIONS FOR HIS TITLE DEFENCE AGAINST SALVATORE BURRUNI, IN ROME, ON APRIL 23. IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME KINGPETCH HAS FOUGHT SINCE WINNING THE TITLE FOR THE THIRD TIME IN JANUARY LAST YEAR.

    KINGPETCH ARRIVED IN ROME ON MARCH 30, TO ROUND OFF HIS PREPARATION. EARLIER, HE HAD SPENT THREE MONTHS IN THAILAND WORKING OUT IN GYMNASIUMS AND BOXING A TOTAL OF 118 ROUNDS WITH SPARRING PARTNERS. HE IS EXPECTED TO ADD TO THIS ALREADY IMPRESSIVE TOTAL BEFORE THE DATE OF THE FIGHT.

    SALVATORE BURRUNI IS THE CURRENT EUROPEAN FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION AND HAS BEEN TRAINING IN RELATIVE SECLUSION IN SARDINIA.

    THE THAI BOXER FIRST WON THE WORLD TITLE IN 1960 AND LOST IT IN 1962. HE REGAINED IT IN JANUARY 1963 BUT LOST IT AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER OF THAT YEAR. HE WON IT FOR THE THIRD TIME IN JANUARY 1964 - HIS LAST APPEARANCE IN THE RING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAYKSPXIH9NKRM5OFPA4SIMT4Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAYKSPXIH9NKRM5OFPA4SIMT4Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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