• Short Summary

    Gardener knocks out Williams and wins right to challenge heavyweight Champion Don Cockell.

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    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

    GV. Fight between Jack Gardner and Johnny Williams at the Ice Stadium, Nottingham - Gardner wearing stripe down his trunks. SV. Two men fighting. Gardner comes in with lefts and rights to Williams' head. Williams retaliates with a left to Gardner's head. They continue to box. SV. Mrs Williams (wife) sitting with Leicester promoter Mike Jacobs, watching fight. SV. Gardner getting Williams up into the corner. They get into clinch and Gardner slashes out with a right uppercut but misses. Williams hits back with a left to Gardner's face but Gardner hits back with a left to Williams' face and Williams drops to the floor. Referee orders Gardner to go across to his corner. At the same time the bell goes to save Williams. Williams is struggling to get up as his seconds get into ring. Williams, up on his feet, walks over and sits down in his corner (end of round two). CU. Seconds working on Williams. SV. Smartly dressed woman sitting alongside man smoking pipe. LV. Both men in their corners while another man holds up card denoting the start of round five. SCU. Tommy Farr with others watching the fight. SV. Gardner after Williams - delivering lefts and rights until Williams is backed up into a corner. The men continue fighting with Williams slashing out with a succession of hammer blows. Williams gets himself clear from corner. Gardner slashes out with a left to the face which sends Williams against the ropes. He falls again. Referee rushes over and orders Gardner to his corner. Referee starts counting. Williams is down and kneeling on one knee. SV. Williams gets up and continues to box. SV. Gardner striding round ring after Williams, they meet in a semi-clinch and Gardner delivers a terrific uppercut to Williams, but he misses Williams' head. Gardner continues to stride after Williams and force him against the ropes. Gardner then slashes out with right uppercuts to Williams' head. SCU. Men in crowd watching fight. SV. Gardner brings across a right to Williams' head to knock him down for the third time. Referee orders Gardner to his corner, counting starts. Referee throws up his arms at end of count. He walks across the ring and holds up Gardner's hand. SV. Crowd applauding. CU. Gardner smiling.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title G.)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:05:00 / 01:54:09:00

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