• Short Summary

    BRITISH BOXER BILLY WALKER, CALLED BY HIS FOLLOWERS THE "BLOND BOMBER", SIGNS CONTRACTS IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO FIGHT WEST GERMAN KARL MILDENBERGER FOR HIS EUROPEAN HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE.

  • Description

    1.
    LV TILT DOWN HILTON HOTEL
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    2.
    SV LEFT TO RIGHT. AT TABLE, BILLY WALKER, HARRY LEVENE, MILDENBERGER AND MANAGER MULLER LOOKING AT AGREEMENT
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    3.
    SV LEFT TO RIGHT - WALKER'S BROTHER, BILLY WALKER AND HARRY LEVENE
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    4.
    CU MILDENBERGER AND HARRY LEVENE
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    5.
    CU MILDENBERGER
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    6.
    SV MILDENBERGER SIGNING
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    7.
    CU DOCUMENTS SIGNED
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    8.
    CU CAMERAMEN
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    9.
    SV HARRY LEVENE AND MILDENBERGER POSE FOR CAMERAMEN
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    10.
    CU MILDENBERGER PAN TO WALKER
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    11.
    CU LEVENE
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    12.
    SV GROUP SHAKE HANDS
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    13.
    BV GROUP AND CAMERAMAN IN BACKGROUND
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    Background: BRITISH BOXER BILLY WALKER, CALLED BY HIS FOLLOWERS THE "BLOND BOMBER", SIGNS CONTRACTS IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO FIGHT WEST GERMAN KARL MILDENBERGER FOR HIS EUROPEAN HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE.

    THE TITLE FIGHT WILL BE IN LONDON ON MARCH 21ST AND WILL BE SCREENED ON CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION TO TEN CINEMAS IN BRITAIN.

    OFFICIALS SAID THAT MILDENBERGER WOULD RECEIVE 30 PER CENT OF THE GROSS TAKINGS INCLUDING ALL THE ANCILLARY RIGHTS. WALKER'S SHARE WOULD BE 23-AND-A-HALF PER CENT.

    OFFICIALS ALSO SUGGESTED THAT, IF WALKER WINS MILDENBERGERS' EUROPEAN TITLE, HE MIGHT CHALLENGE WORLD CHAMPION MOHAMMED ALI (FORMERLY NAMED CASSIUS CLAY) IN LONDON IN SEPTEMBER.

    MILDENBERGER SAID AT TODAY'S CEREMONY THAT A TITLE DEFENCE AGAINST A LEADING BRITISH HEAVYWEIGHT WOULD BRING ADDED PRESTIGE TO HIS WON CAREER. WHEN HE RETURNS TO TRAIN IN LONDON FOR THE FIGHT, ALREADY A SELL-OUT, HE PLANS TO BRING THE FOUR WEST GERMAN SPARRING PARTNERS WHO HELPED HIM TRAIN FOR HIS FIGHT AGAINST MOHAMMED ALI LAST YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE1SEVL5T93KJ3L72VOWJUFGN3
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1SEVL5T93KJ3L72VOWJUFGN3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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