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    Liverpool, Merseyside.

    A fight for a middleweight boxing title between Pat McAteer and current Champion Johnny Sullivan in progress. GV. Ring. Pat McAteer in striped trunks lands a blow to head. Johnny Sullivan attacks. SV. Sullivan lands a terrific left to body followed quickly by right to head. McAteer moves round ropes - clinch. SV. Crowd watching. SCU. McAteer swings a left but doesn't connect with any force. Another left and a right to head. Both boxers dance about looking for opening. McAteer throws a left which Sullivan parries and counters with terrific punch to McAteer's body. This is followed by right to body which puts McAteer up against ropes. Sullivan slams another blow. CU. Two boxers spar about by ropes. SV. They break. Sullivan finds an opening and lands a left to McAteer's jaw, and a right and another right, forcing McAteer to ropes. CU. People watching. SV. McAteer swings left which connects on jaw. He ducks as Sullivan barely misses with a left hook. Sullivan then forces him in a flurry of blows to the ropes. SV. McAteer fighting off ropes. They dance to middle of ring. The bell goes and they both turn and go to their corners. GV. Boxers retire to corners and seconds enter. SCU. McAteer in corner. SV. Sullivan in corner. Bell goes. Sullivan gets and walks to meet McAteer. He aims a left and a right followed by a left hook which McAteer ducks. They dance about. SV. Sullivan again takes advantage and strikes first blow, a left followed by a right, which forces McAteer to ropes. Huddle against ropes. SV. Still in huddle. Break. SCU. Sizing one another up, Sullivan feints and lands a left hook but McAteer remains unshaken. Exchange flurry of blows which leave McAteer against ropes. McAteer comes back with right to head which Sullivan dodges. They go into huddle. SCU. In huddle. SV. Sullivan forcing McAteer against ropes. Lands dubious right. Referee stops fight, holds McAteer's hand up. McAteer dances about, goes and meets Sullivan. SCU. McAteer wearing belt.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene K.)

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    01:18:55:00 / 01:20:38:00
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    Sport & Leisure
    Temporary Workspaces: 24.3.2011 16:39
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