• Short Summary

    Boxing--and Hilario Zapata of Panama narrowly beat Venezuelan challenger Reinaldo Becerra in Caracas on Monday night (1 December) to retain his World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight title.

  • Description

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    GV WBC flyweight champion, Hilario Zapata (black shorts), of Panama, facing Reinaldo Becerra (red shorts), of Venezuela, in first round of fight, as crowd look on (2 shots)
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    2.
    SV Boxers exchanging heavy blows
    0.22

    3.
    SV Crowd
    0.24

    4.
    GV Zapata attacking with Becerra responding in ninth round
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    5.
    SV Becerra receiving attention in his corner at the end of round nine
    0.58

    6.
    SV Girl holding placard announcing start of round ten
    1.00

    7.
    GV Of boxers exchanging punches with Becerra forcing champion, Zapata, into corner
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    8.
    GV Crowd
    1.31

    9.
    GV Becerra attacking and forcing Zapata onto ropes
    1.38

    10.
    GV Becerra seated in corner waiting for start of round 15
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    11.
    GV Of girl holding placard announcing start of round 15
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    12.
    GV End of final round showing Zapata being declared winner, raising arms (2 shots)
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    Background: Boxing--and Hilario Zapata of Panama narrowly beat Venezuelan challenger Reinaldo Becerra in Caracas on Monday night (1 December) to retain his World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight title.

    SYNOPSIS: Hilario Zapata, in the black shorts, has won 14 of his 15 professional fights. It was the fourth time he'd defended his flyweight title. In this gruelling battle against Venezuela's Becerra, has was mainly on the defensive.

    For most of the 15-round bout, the champion infuriated the crowd by dancing away from the Venezuelan's attacks and avoiding close-range combat. Zapata preferred to fight from a distance, but quickly raised some swelling on Becerra's left cheek and cut his eyebrow with long right jabs.

    The champion survived a bad moment in the tenth round when Becerra caught him with an effective punch. The challenger then waded in furiously and, for a time, the fight was going his way. But Zapata used all his evasive skills, bending sideways and backwards, to avoid further punishment until the bell.

    The battle was close until the end of the last round. The judges differed in their scoring, so the referee decided the fight in champion Hilario Zapata's favour. But there were cheers for Reinaldo Becarra who'd forced the pressure until the last minute.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7XPSL6G40XFAFGE5F4S15KJIM
    Media URN:
    VLVA7XPSL6G40XFAFGE5F4S15KJIM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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