• Short Summary

    MR. MIKE BARRETT, PROMOTER OF THE FIGHT BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN FEATHER-WEIGHT JOHNNY FAMECHON AND SPANISH WORLD?

  • Description

    1.
    GV JOHNNY FAMECHON SPARING WITH MANAGER IN HOTEL ROOM.
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    2.
    SV TWO STOP FIGHTING.
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    3.
    CU BAGS ON FLOOR.
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    4.
    SV ZOOM INTO CU - JOHNNY FAMECHON. SOF STARTS; INTERVIEWER: "THIS HAS BEEN A DISAPPOINTING DAY FOR YOU....." SOF ENDS; "......COULD HAVE PULLED IT OFF."
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    TRANSCRIPT: INTERVIEWER: "THIS HAS BEEN A PRETTY DISAPPOINTING DAY FOR YOU. WHERE DO YOU GO FROM KNOW?"



    FAMECHON: "WELL, WE DON'T KNOW WERE WE GO FROM NOW, AND IT WAS BAD ENOUGH THE FIGHT BEING POSTPONED INDEFINITELY, AND I CAN ONLY SAY THAT I'M LEAVING IT WITH MY MANAGER MR.PALMER AND THE PROMOTER."



    FAMECHON: "WELL WE HAVE BEEN PREPARING.... WE STARTED TRAINING FOR FIGHT TWO MONTHS AGO, AND IT'S ALL OVER IN A FLASH."



    INTERVIEWER: "HAVE YOU HEARD ANY MORE ABOUT LEGRA AT ALL? DO YOU KNOW HOW HIS CONDITION IS?"



    FAMECHON: "NO, NOT AT THIS STAGE. THE LATEST NEWS WE HEARD WAS HE WAS GOING TO SPAIN TO SEE A SPECIALIST WHO WILL GIVE ACCOUNT OF HOW HE IS. THAT'S ALL I KNOW."



    INTERVIEWER: "HOW DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD HAVE DONE AGAINST HIM?"



    FAMECHON: "WELL, WE HAD SEEN LEGRA ON FILM. WE WERE QUIETLY CONFIDENT THAT WE COULD PULL IT OFF."




    Initials DHC/V/PW/PF



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MR. MIKE BARRETT, PROMOTER OF THE FIGHT BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN FEATHER-WEIGHT JOHNNY FAMECHON AND SPANISH WORLD CHAMPION JOSE LEGRA, ANNOUNCED TONIGHT (THURSDAY) THAT THE CANCELLED FIGHT BETWEEN THE TWO MEN WOULD NOW TAKE PLACE ON JANUARY 14, NEXT YEAR. FAMECHON AND HIS MANAGER AMBROSE PALMER SUFFERED A DISAPPOINTMENT EARLIER WITH THE NEWS THAT LEGRA HAD A SPRAINED SHOULDER AND WOULD BE UNABLE TO FIGHT FOR AN INDEFINITE TIME.

    WHEN NEWS OF LEGRA'S INJURY WAS ANNOUNCED, BARRETT CANCELLED THE WHOLE TOURNAMENT. SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE AT LONDON'S ALBERT HALL ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1. BUT TODAY HE WAS ABLE TO ANNOUNCE THAT FRESH NEGOTIATIONS HAD FIXED A NEW DATE FOR THE FIGHT, IN THE SAME LOCATION.

    WHEN FAMECHON AND PALMER WERE INTERVIEWED IN THEIR LONDON HOTEL TODAY THEY WERE RESIGNED TO THE CANCELLATION AND WERE PACKING FOR THE RETURN HOME, WITHOUT ANY DEFINITE PLANS FOR A LATER FIGHT. THE PAIR WILL STILL RETURN TO AUSTRALIA AT THE WEEKEND, BUT WILL BE BACK FOR THE JANUARY MEETING WITH LEGRA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9L8XQJ97BT7CLNYR2URM71GKO
    Media URN:
    VLVA9L8XQJ97BT7CLNYR2URM71GKO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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