• Short Summary

    SCOTTISH CHALLENGER JOHNNY O'BRIEN TONIGHT (FRIDAY) IS TO FIGHT THE HOLDER, FLOYD ROBERTSON OF GHANA FOR THE COMMONWEALTH FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE IN ACCRA, GHANA.

  • Description

    1.
    GV O'BRIEN WEARING HEAD PROTECTOR IN GYM
    0.07

    2.
    SV ONLOOKERS
    0.10

    3.
    GV O'BRIEN SPARING WITH PARTNER (2 SHOTS)
    0.30

    4.
    SV O'BRIEN WORKS OUT WON PUNCH BAG
    0.39

    5.
    SV CAMERAMEN
    0.41

    6.
    SV & GV O'BRIEN WORKS OUT WITH SKIPPING ROPE
    0.56



    Initials TS/VS/CR/GLH



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    Background: SCOTTISH CHALLENGER JOHNNY O'BRIEN TONIGHT (FRIDAY) IS TO FIGHT THE HOLDER, FLOYD ROBERTSON OF GHANA FOR THE COMMONWEALTH FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE IN ACCRA, GHANA. THE TITLE FIGHT HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOUR TIMES PREVIOUSLY.

    THE FIGHT WAS RE-SCHEDULED BY THE GHANA BOARD OF BOXING CONGROL FOR TONIGHT (FRIDAY) AFTER IT WAS FOUND THAT AN UNAUTHORISED PERSON HAD CONDUCTED THE WEIGH-IN OF ROBERTSON, AND O'BRIEN HAD WITHDRAWN FORM THE FIGHT.

    O'BRIEN WAS THE LAST BRITON TO FIGHT FOR THE TITLE, IN DECEMBER 1959 WHEN HE WAS KNOCKED OUT BY PERCY LEWIS OF TRINIDAD. HE IS THE THIRD PERSON TO CHALLENGE ROBERTSON SINCE HE WON THE TITLE FROM LEWIS IN 1960. THE TWO PREVIOUS CHALLENGERS WERE FELLOW GHANAIANS.

    O'BRIEN DAMAGED A BONE IN HIS RIGHT WRIST LAST SEPTEMBER, CAUSING THE FIGHT TO BE TWICE POSTPONED, BUT LATER HIS MANAGER, BENNY JACOBS, SAID HE HAD HAD NO REACTION FROM THE WRIST AND WAS PUNCHING AS STRONGLY AS EVER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA12GPMOW5FPI37VAM7OY0WUQE6
    Media URN:
    VLVA12GPMOW5FPI37VAM7OY0WUQE6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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