The Big Fight 1920

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Item title reads: "The Big Fight for the Heavy Weight Championship of Great Britain. Joe Beckett (The British Champion) v Dick Smith (Lonsdale Belt Holder)"

Boxers prepare for their match. Various shots of the fight in progress, with titles between the commencement of each round.

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Cataloguer:
Jenny
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Silent
Media URN:
21428
Sort Number:
G 0648
Time in/Out:
01:48:00:00 / 02:01:55:00
Canister:
G 648
Film ID:
206.33
Issue Date:
08/03/1920

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  • "Location of events unknown" - the location is The Royal Albert Hall, London.

    jamied 7th Oct 2012
  • The bout took place on 5 March 1920.

    jamied 16th Jan 2013

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