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    CHARTCHAI CHIONOI, A LITTLE-KNOWN THAI BOXER, WON THE WORLD FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AT BANGKOK, THAILAND, LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) FROM BRITAIN'S WALTER McGOWAN.

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    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FIGHT.




    Initials RM/V/RM/OS


    SPORT: BOXING

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    Background: CHARTCHAI CHIONOI, A LITTLE-KNOWN THAI BOXER, WON THE WORLD FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AT BANGKOK, THAILAND, LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) FROM BRITAIN'S WALTER McGOWAN. THE REFEREE STOPPED THE FIGHT IN THE NINTH OF THE SCHEDULED 15 ROUNDS BECAUSE OF McGOWAN'S BADLY CUT NOSE.

    McGOWAN'S NOSE WAS INJURED MIDWAY THROUGH THE SECOND ROUND. IT WAS McGOWAN'S FIRST DEFENCE OF THE TITLE, AND THE RESULT FOLLOWED THE PATTERN OF BRITISH WORLD CHAMPIONS DEFENDING THEIR TITLE ABROAD. IT IS NEARLY 50 YEARS SINCE A BRITISH BOXER, TED LEWIS, RETAINED HIS WORLD TITLE OVERSEAS.

    THE RESULT IN BANGKOK WAS A STUNNING UPSET FOR McGOWAN, WHO FOUND THAT CHIONOI POSSESSED A DEADLY LEFT JAB AND PUNISHING RIGHT CROSS. McGOWAN WAS THE FASTER OF THE TOWN, BUT FOUND HIMSELF IN TROUBLE WHEN HE CAME IN CLOSE. AFTER CHINOI HAD OPENED THE CUT ON McGOWAN'S NOSE, THE BLOOD POURED OUT FOR THE REST OF THE FIGHT.

    THE SCOTSMAN, McGOWAN, SCORED HEAVILY WITH HIS PENETRATING LEFT AND KNOCKED DOWN CHINOI TWICE IN THE SECOND ROUND. BUT HIS NOSE BECAME A MASK OF RED, AND NOTHING COULD STOP THE FLOW. WHEN THE REFEREE STOPPED THE FIGHT AFTER 50 SECONDS OF THE NINTH ROUND, TWO SCORE CARDS SHOWED CHIONOI LEADING ON POINTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTHS48C02DCJA7IU5J8EQKG4V
    Media URN:
    VLVADTHS48C02DCJA7IU5J8EQKG4V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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