• Short Summary

    THE NIGERIAN MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, DICK TIGER, REGAINED THE WORLD TITLE FROM JOEY GIARDELLO AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK ON THURSDAY.

  • Description

    THE NIGERIAN MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, DICK TIGER, REGAINED THE WORLD TITLE FROM JOEY GIARDELLO AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK ON THURSDAY. THE 36-YEAR-OLD NIGERIAN WON THE FIGHT ON A UNANIMOUS POINTS DECISION. THE BOUT LASTED THE FULL 15 ROUNDS.

    DICK TIGER WENT INTO THE RING AT 11 STONE 4 1/2 POUNDS. GIARDELLO WAS 11 STONE 6 POUNDS.

    TIGER FIRST WON THE WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE IN 1962 WHEN HE BEAT THE AMERICAN GENE FULLER ON A POINTS DECISION HE LOST THE TITLE IN 1963 TO GIARDELLO IN A VERDICT WHICH WAS THEN DISPUTED.

    HIS WIN OVER GIARDELLO THIS WEEK WAS CONVINCING. BY THE ELEVENTH ROUND TIGER HAD A CLEAR ADVANTAGE, ALTHOUGH THE CHAMPION CONTINUED TO FIGHT BACK GAMELY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAZFTXXKCNSCMCN8AG5AQQCXEH
    Media URN:
    VLVAZFTXXKCNSCMCN8AG5AQQCXEH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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