• Short Summary

    Percy Lewis knocks out John O'Brien in first round British Empire Featherweight boxing title.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Lewis K.O.s O'Brien".

    Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottinghamshire.

    First round of the British Empire Featherweight title (boxing championship) between Percy Lewis the holder and John O'Brien.

    Zoom shot in on boxing ring. O'Brien throws a left to the chin. Low angled shot O'Brien attacking with a left and right to the body and head, he misses with a vicious right hook. C/U of fight promoter Reg King at the ringside. Various shots of fight, Lewis is against the ropes. Panning C/U of the Cooper brothers (boxers) at ringside, pans from Henry Cooper to Jim Cooper.

    Zoom shot of two boxers coming out of their corners at start of round two. Low angled shot O'Brien with Lewis pinned on the ropes, he fights his way clear. C/U of boxing officials watching from the corner of the ring. Low angled shot O'Brien again with Lewis pinned on the ropes, once more he fights his way clear. M/S of ringside spectators.

    Lewis suddenly goes into the attack and catches O'Brien with two lefts to the head, the second lands on his chin knocking him out. Referee leads Lewis back to corner to continue the count, O'Brian raises himself up on one knee. Referee counts O'Brien out, at the same time as O'Brien lifts himself slowly off the floor. O'Brien looks amazed as referee raises Lewis's right arm to declare him the winner.

    M/S of ringside spectators smiling. Various shots of boxing official presenting trophy cup to O'Brien. C/U of O'Brien, wearing towelling robe with a hood, smiling and holding trophy up to camera.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:17:00 / 01:01:24:00

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