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  • Description

    Titles read: "HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING THRILLS - REPORTED BY OUR AUSTRALIAN COMMENTATOR".

    Australia.

    Various shots of a heavyweight boxing match between Man Mountain MacNab (McNabb?) - the Human Himalaya" - and Max Stehr.

    It's a pretty tough fight. Stehr hits MacNab on the back of the neck several times. After the fight has ended the two men carry on fighting, and several men enter the ring, including a policeman, to break it up. Stehr has to be restrained by several men and is wrestled to the ground before being escorted out of the ring!

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    44462
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1348.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:28:00 / 01:11:13:00
    Canister:
    42/104
    Sort Number:
    42/104
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    ""Man Mountain" MacNab" should read Les McNabb,
    ("Man Mountain" didn't form part of his boxing name, it was just a figure of speech on the commentator's behalf. Neither was the "Human Himalaya" part of his boxing name).

    "Max Stehr" in text and tags should read Ray Stehr.

    The location is the Leichhardt Stadium in Sydney.

    These facts are all confirmed by the attached original newspaper article.....

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19411029&id=KQpiA
    AAAIBAJ&sjid=_JQDAAAAIBAJ&p
    g=7351,2137560

    This clip's date is currently incorrect - the contest took place on 30 October 1941.

    This clip is duplicated in clip 1141.04.

  2. jamied says

    This newspaper article reports upon the post-bout brawl.....

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/a
    rticle/38326124

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