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    Full titles read: "JOHN PETTIFER - Britain's 17 stone Heavyweight Hope, Brighton[East Sussex]."

    M/S's of elderly man introducing the John Pettifer who he claims is "... one of the most promising heavyweights this country has ever produced."

    Several shots of Pettifer, skipping, shadow boxing and punching the heavy bay in front of a small crowd of people. He is also seen having a practice fight with a young boxer named Sydney Burns, before having a less serious fight (which gets much laughter from the audience) with a midget ! Pettifer jabs him lightly a number of times which is still enough to knock him off his feet. M/S's of Pettifer water skiing past Brighton Pier.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    37022
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1038.10
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:17:00 / 01:24:14:00
    Canister:
    PT 074
    Sort Number:
    PT 074
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
  • Stills

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

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