• Short Summary

    BEN ALI, THE 28-YEAR-OLD SPANISH MOROCCAN BOXER DEFEATED ALAN RUDKIN OF BRITAIN OVER 15 ROUNDS IN A BATTLE FOR THE EUROPEAN BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE IN BARCELONA LAST (THURSDAY) NIGHT.

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    FIGHT IN PROGRESS. (NATURAL SOUND THROUGHOUT)




    Initials AB/VS/CR/EEH



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    Background: BEN ALI, THE 28-YEAR-OLD SPANISH MOROCCAN BOXER DEFEATED ALAN RUDKIN OF BRITAIN OVER 15 ROUNDS IN A BATTLE FOR THE EUROPEAN BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE IN BARCELONA LAST (THURSDAY) NIGHT.

    THE DECISION DREW SOME CRITICISM FROM BRITISH SPECTATORS AND OFFICIALS AND TODAY (FRIDAY) RUDKIN'S MANAGER, MR. BOBBY NEILL, SENT A LETTER OF PROTEST TO THE BRITISH BOARD OF BOXING CONTROL.

    AFTER THE FIGHT RUDKIN COMPLAINED THAT THE REFEREE HAD STOPPED HIM WHEN HE WAS ATTACKING, WARNED HIM WHEN HE WAS PUNCHING "AND MESSED ME ABOUT IN GENERAL".

    IT WAS BEN ALI'S SECOND SUCCESSFUL DEFENCE OF THE TITLE HE REGAINED IN JUNE LAST YEAR WHEN HE OUTPOINTED TOMMASO GALLI OF ITALY. BEN ALI FIRST WON THE TITLE IN JULY, 1963 BUT SUBSEQUENTLY TWICE LOST AND REGAINED IT.

    IN THIS FIGHT THE GAINED REVENGE OVER RUDKIN FOR A DEFEAT SUFFERED IN BRITAIN TWO YEARS AGO IN A NON-TITLE FIGHT.

    RUDKIN SET THE PACE IN THE OPENING ROUNDS, FORCING THE CHAMPION ON THE DEFENSIVE WITH FLURRIES OF PUNCHES. THE MIDDLE ROUNDS WERE MARKED BY INDECISIVE FIGHTING. THROUGHOUT THE FIGHT BEN ALI'S PUNCHES CARRIED GREATER WEIGHT AND IN THE CLOSING ROUNDS RUDKIN WAS BLEEDING FROM CUTS OVER BOTH EYES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAENG17DE2GOLJ0W0FV4847M35M
    Media URN:
    VLVAENG17DE2GOLJ0W0FV4847M35M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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