Empire Title Fight 1959

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    Item title reads - Empire title fight.

    British Empire Welterweight Boxing Championship between Billy Todd and current title holder George Barnes. Sydney stadium, Australia.

    High angle shot of Billy Todd, challenger, fighting the British Empire Welterweight champion, George Barnes. Various shots of the fight. Barnes lands a right hook which sends Todd down in the corner, but he is soon up again. Various shots as the match continues. C/U of their feet. M/S match, Todd pushes Barnes onto the ropes and starts punching away at his body, Barnes comes back but Todd keeps him at bay with straight left, Barnes fights back and they go in close. They break away but Todd goes in again and forces Barnes onto the ropes, Barnes lands a right uppercut on Todd's chin. M/S as Barnes gets away from the ropes.

    High angle shot as Barnes lands a left and then right hook, Todd rocks backwards to the ropes and Barnes comes after him. Barnes comes in with a terrific right uppercut which sends Todd down. C/U as Todd falls to the canvas, pan to C/U of his swollen face. M/S as Barnes walks over to where ambulance men are crowded around Todd, but he is taken away by his seconds.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    70900
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1660.12
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:44:00 / 01:18:51:00
    Canister:
    60/1
    Sort Number:
    60/001
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