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    Roberto Proietti (Italy) beats Billy Thompson on points in European lightweight boxing match.

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    Full title reads: "Yorkshireman Fails In Title Bid".

    Empress Hall, Earl's Court, London

    Roberto Proietti (Italy) beats Billy Thompson on points in European lightweight boxing title match.

    LV bald-headed Proietti (Italy) versus Billy Thompson. Start of fight. (For super. title). MV Proietti (on left) immediately starts a two-handed barrage to Thompson's head and body. SV In-fighting with each boxer holding in turn. SV Proietti flaying Thompson, who lies on ropes. Bell. Boxers go to their respective corners. CU fan laughing. MV Thompson receiving attention in corner. SV Proietti receiving attention in corner. Bell for start of next round. SV In-fighting. They break up and Proietti starts two-handed attack to Thompson's head and body. SV They both exchange blows. (This scene for low blow). MV Proietti breaks away from Thompson, holds groin and grimaces but carries on boxing. (Loud boos from crowd). They dance round ring. Referee calls 'break'. They break, dance away and Proietti lands left hook to Thompson's chin, followed by another immediately after. Proietti carries on two-handed attack. SV Both boxers landing with light lefts. MV Thompson, by ducking cleverly, avoids Proietti's left jabs. They tie up in corner. Referee calls 'break'. SV Time- keeper ringing bell. MV Proietti escorts Thompson to his corner. SV Boxing fan. MV Group in ring. CU Proietti being embraced.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:25:21:00 / 01:27:09:00

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