• Short Summary

    THERE WAS A TUMULTOUS WELCOME IN BUENOS AIRES ON THURSDAY FOR ARGENTINA'S NEW WORLD JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION, NICOLINO LOCCHE, ON HIS TRIUMPHANT RETURN FROM JAPAN.

  • Description


    LOCCHE'S ARRIVAL AND WELCOME (NATSOF).




    Initials TS/VS/MR/SIM.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THERE WAS A TUMULTOUS WELCOME IN BUENOS AIRES ON THURSDAY FOR ARGENTINA'S NEW WORLD JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION, NICOLINO LOCCHE, ON HIS TRIUMPHANT RETURN FROM JAPAN. LOCCHE GAINED THE TITLE ON DECEMBER THE 12TH IN TOKYO WHEN THE REIGNING CHAMPION, PAUL TAKESHI FUJI, FAILED TO COME OUT OF HIS CORNER FOR THE TENTH ROUND.

    THE TRIUMPHANT LOCCHE WAS CARRIED ON A FIRE ENGINE THROUGH THE STREET OF BUENOS AIRES AFTER LEAVING THE AIRPORT. LATER, THE 29-YEAR-OLD ARGENTINIAN WAS FETED AT A CIVIC RECEPTION IN HIS HONOUR.

    FOR THE DEFEATED CHAMPION FUJI IT WAS ONLY HIS SECOND DEFENCE OF THE TITLE AND ONLY HIS THIRD DEFEAT IN 34 PROFESSIONAL FIGHTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA5R8KIPVWIN0XC78GITHWFQNE
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5R8KIPVWIN0XC78GITHWFQNE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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