• Short Summary

    Guts Ishimatsu of Japan successfully defended his World Boxing Council's lightweight title against Ken Buchanan of Scotland on Thursday (27 February), but admitted after the fight that the contest was so close it could have ended in a draw.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN TO GV Ishimatsu into ring and throwing hat to audience
    0.08

    2.
    SV Buchanan bows to spectators
    0.11

    3.
    GV Japanese and British flags
    0.13

    4.
    SV Boxers receiving instructions
    0.18

    5.
    CU Bell Rings starting fight
    0.19

    6.
    CS PAN TO SV Ishimatsu out of corner, touching gloves with Buchanan
    0.26

    7.
    CS Referee
    0.27

    8.
    SVs Boxers hard at it (2 shots)
    0.35

    9.
    SV Cameraman at ringside
    0.37

    10.
    SV Boxers circling and jabbing with Buchanan on attack
    0.58

    11.
    CU Spectators at end of first round
    1.01

    12.
    SV Start of round with Buchanan moving in
    1.05

    13.
    GV Audience PAN TO GTV ring to end of round, ZOOM in TO Ishimatsu walking to corner
    1.30

    14.
    GV Spectators
    1.31

    15.
    LOW ANGLE Board for Round 15 and boxers touching gloves (2 shots)
    1.36

    16.
    GTV Action in fifteenth round
    1.44

    17.
    LOW ANGLE Close-in action
    1.47

    18.
    CU Final bell as audience looks on (2 shots)
    1.49

    19.
    GTV Ishimatsu announced as winner standing on ropes, saluting crowd
    2.03



    Initials BB/1827 NC/BB/1820


    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Guts Ishimatsu of Japan successfully defended his World Boxing Council's lightweight title against Ken Buchanan of Scotland on Thursday (27 February), but admitted after the fight that the contest was so close it could have ended in a draw.

    Buchanan, who at 29 was the top-rated contender for the title and the World Boxing Association's title holder for two years, said he thought he had "done enough to win".

    The points decision for Ishimatsu was unanimous but close. The American referee scored it at 144-142, the British judge even closer at 145-144, while the Japanese judge put it at 149-144.

    Buchanan was on the attack for much of the fight but was troubled by an injury he had received when his left eye was gouged during sparring rounds earlier in the week. He had trouble connecting with his strong right.

    Buchanan later said the champion was better than he imagined, and Ishimatsu said, while praising the Scotsman's ringcraft, that most of Buchanan's punches had not worried him.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA29OOWVEDEFYAVQ47VOF97KSPH
    Media URN:
    VLVA29OOWVEDEFYAVQ47VOF97KSPH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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