• Short Summary

    Surprise knockout from Nigerian Hogan Bassey in fight with Empire Champion Billy Kelly.

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    Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    Boxing fight between Nigerian Hogan Bassey and the Empire Featherweight Champion Billy Kelly. GV. Fight in progress - Bassey in striped trunks. CU. Mr Mbu, Commissioner of Nigeria, with wife watching the fight. CU. Promoter's wife, Mrs George Connell. SCU. Bassey starts punching and forces Kelly to the ropes - Kelly slips out. Bassey follows and swings a left followed by another. CU. Cyril Lord watching. SCU. Kelly leads with a left and they both exchange blows. Kelly ducks and Bassey aims a right hook which misses and they go into a clinch. CU. Boxer's legs. SCU. Bassey forces Kelly to ropes - they go into a clinch. CU. Time keeper rings bell. SCU. Both boxers hear bell and break. SV. Crowd around the ring. SV. Kelly coming out of his corner, & SV. Bassey. CU. Man watching. SCU. Both boxers mixing blows. Kelly is forced to ropes. They go into a clinch. CU. Boxer's legs. SCU. Bassey fights around ring and lands the knockout blow. SCU. Kelly on his back. Bassey walking around ring. CU. People clapping. SCU. Bassey, a new Empire Champion, being carried round ring.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Title Scene "J")

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:22:00 / 01:19:38:00

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