• Short Summary

    Koichi Wajima, a Japanese truck driver who began boxing only three years ago, scored a stunning upset in Tokyo on Sunday (31 October) when he beat Carmelo Bossi of Italy on a split points decision to take the World Junior Middleweight title.

  • Description

    1.
    GV & CU Boxers in ring and bell
    0.05

    2.
    GV Boxers into ring and start of fight Bossi (in light trunks) (3 shots)
    0.24

    3.
    CU Spectators
    0.26

    4.
    GV Wajima attacks Bossi
    0.34

    5.
    CU Italian seconds
    0.35

    6.
    SCU & GV Bossi attacks Wajima
    0.50

    7.
    CU Spectator
    0.51

    8.
    MV & SV Fight in progress (8 shots)
    1.15

    9.
    CU Spectators
    1.17

    10.
    GV Wajima attacks Bossi & Bossi retaliates and referee parts them at end of fight (5 shots)
    1.44

    11.
    SV Referee announcing decision.
    1.47

    12.
    GV ZOOM IN TO MV Wajima jumps for joy & is chaired around ring.
    2.00



    Initials BB/1703 TA/DW/BB/1657


    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Koichi Wajima, a Japanese truck driver who began boxing only three years ago, scored a stunning upset in Tokyo on Sunday (31 October) when he beat Carmelo Bossi of Italy on a split points decision to take the World Junior Middleweight title.

    The 28-year-old Japanese boxer carried the fight to his more experienced opponent from the very start with a remarkable display of unorthodox boxing. Bossi was constantly forced into clinches as his Japanese challenger ducked and weaved in from every possible angle.

    After the last round, referee Harold Vallan of New York was decider and gave the verdict to Wajima by 68 points to 67.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEZ7H5XZ62DAFDMPZ071FOH44K
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZ7H5XZ62DAFDMPZ071FOH44K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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