• Short Summary

    Revealing the devastating power of his punches, S./Africa's Empire Flyweight champion, Dennis Adams, retained the title easily before 5,500 in Durban's Ice-drome tonight, knocking out Australian challenger Warner Batchelor in the second round.

  • Description

    1.
    L.V.Sound. Opening announcement from ring-introducing Warner Batchelor-crowd cheers.


    2.
    L.V. Crowd.


    3.
    L.V.Sound Announcing Dennis Adams from South Africa.


    4.
    L.V. Crowd.


    5.
    G.V. Round One-boxers meet-Batchelor hitting out.


    6.
    Ringside Shot. SOUND. Adams slogging and hitting out with left, Batchelor goes down on one knee, backs on to ropes.


    7.
    L.V. Adams hitting out hard at close quarters, Batchelor goes on to ropes, Adams hits Batchelor with a left then a right-Batchelor falls, and is down for the count of six, he gets up dazed. Adams runs towards him.


    8.
    Ringside Shot. Round Two-Adams hitting out and ducking.


    9.
    S.V. Both boxers hold, Adams hits out with right hook but misses.


    10.
    L.V. Adams hitting out drives Batchelor on to ropes, Batchelor hitting back, Adams hits out with left then right, Batchelor falls, referee starts to count, Batchelor starts to get up, ref; counts him out, Adams raises arms to crowd.


    11.
    L.V.Sound Batchelor is helped to his corner, M.C. announcing, Ladies & Gentlemen-the winner-Adams by a knock-out, crowd cheer.


    12.
    S.V. Batchelor walks across the ring, and shakes hands with Adams.




    Initials A.W./P.B.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Revealing the devastating power of his punches, S./Africa's Empire Flyweight champion, Dennis Adams, retained the title easily before 5,500 in Durban's Ice-drome tonight, knocking out Australian challenger Warner Batchelor in the second round.

    Adams had Batchelor down for three counts in the first round and landed the knock-out blow - a perfectly delivered knock-out blow to the temple - in the 23rd second of the second round.

    Right from the first minute of the fight it was obvious that the challenger was not in the same class as the holder, but few expected the fight to end so quickly.

    Dropped at the end of the first round, Batchelor was wandering aimlessly around the ring in a daze when the bell saved him. There was no escape from Adams' furious punching, however, at the start of the second round.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA25VDTJ5O1DRHI783CBN4EY8S
    Media URN:
    VLVA25VDTJ5O1DRHI783CBN4EY8S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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