• Short Summary

    Interview with boxer Ezzard Charles after he won a fight with Joe Louis.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    American newsreel item.

    Title reads: "Charles topples Louis!"

    Boxer Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis, New York, United States of America (USA).

    MS battered looking Joe Louis having hands bathed after fight.

    MS Ezzard Charles and seconds walking towards camera. CU Charles seated in his dressing room. A reporter asks Charles when he found the going toughest (natural sound).

    Ezzard replies; "Well, maybe about the 10th round".

    Reporter; "Ez, do you think Joe ought to quit for good now?"

    Ezzard; "I think so because some guy'll swing one out of the blue somewhere and hit him, I mean nothing is taken away from him I don't think by losing tonight, I think he should stop, I mean I can't say what he should do, but I mean what I would do. I can't tell him what to do. Of course he's a great man. He's still great. My winning the first don't change my opinion of him at all. He's still a great guy".

    CU Charles, showing damaged face.

    Reporter: "How're feeling now Ez?"

    Ezzard: "Very well, I feel good about the whole thing. How you feeling?"

    Date given on original dope sheet is 02/10/1950.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:16:00 / 01:08:17:00
    UN 2289 E

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