• Short Summary

    The Commonwealth Featherweight Boxing champion, David Poison, easily beat Jimmy Ellis of the Ivory Coast by a knockout in the second round of a scheduled eight round fight in Ghana on Friday (7 February).

  • Description

    1.
    TV Start of round one, Poison comes from left hand corner and moves forward attacking throughout round
    0.42

    2.
    SV Spectators
    0.45

    3.
    CU Timekeeper signals start of round two
    0.47

    4.
    CU Poison moves out for round two, both men spar in middle
    0.53

    5.
    SV Crowd
    0.56

    6.
    SV (Towards end of second round) Poison attacking strongly and finally puts opponent on canvas with a right cross to the head. Referee counts Ellis out
    1.49

    7.
    CU Excited crowd
    1.50

    8.
    SV Referee holds Poison's arm aloft, Ellis embraces Poison
    1.57



    Initials BB/2200 NC/MR/BB/2230


    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Commonwealth Featherweight Boxing champion, David Poison, easily beat Jimmy Ellis of the Ivory Coast by a knockout in the second round of a scheduled eight round fight in Ghana on Friday (7 February).

    The solid Poison (whose real name is David Kotei) kept up almost non-stop pressure. Ellis, very much thinner than the Ghanaian, kept moving backwards skipping out of the way and dodging on the ropes until felled by a hard right to the side of the head.

    The fight was viewed with special interest in Ghana as it's a run-up for poison's title attempt against World Featherweight champion Bobby Chacon of the United States.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1B0SQG2RHI8BGFY093ACHDZSR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1B0SQG2RHI8BGFY093ACHDZSR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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