• Short Summary

    JOSE LEGRA, FORMER SHOESHINE BOY IN CUBA AND NOW WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, IS A HOT FAVOURITE TO RETAIN THE TITLE WHEN HE MEETS AUSTRALIAN JOHNNY FAMECHON, THE COMMONWEALTH CHAMPION, AT THE ALBERT HALL, LONDON, ON JANUARY 21.

  • Description

    JOSE LEGRA, FORMER SHOESHINE BOY IN CUBA AND NOW WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, IS A HOT FAVOURITE TO RETAIN THE TITLE WHEN HE MEETS AUSTRALIAN JOHNNY FAMECHON, THE COMMONWEALTH CHAMPION, AT THE ALBERT HALL, LONDON, ON JANUARY 21. BOTH BOXERS ARE CURRENTLY TRAINING HARD IN LONDON GYMNASIUMS.

    MIKE BARRETT, WHO IS PROMOTING THE ALBERT HALL BOUT, CONFIDENTLY PREDICTS A 6,000 SELL-OUT FOR THE FIRST WORLD-TITLE FIGHT BETWEEN FOREIGNERS IN BRITAIN.

    BUT UNTIL THE MEN ACTUALLY MEET IN THE RING, BARRETT HAS A BIG WORRY. IT IS COSTING HIM GBP31,000 STERLING TO PUT THE CONTEST ON AND THERE IS NO INSURANCE COVER. LAST DECEMBER, WHEN THE FIGHT HAD TO BE POSTPONED BECAUSE OF LEGRA'S SHOULDER INJURY, THE INSURANCE COMPANIES PAID OUT GBP5,000 STERLING AND HAVE REFUSED TO COVER THIS TIME.

    LEGRA AND FAMECHON BOTH EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE FOR THE GBP25,000 STERLING PURSE WHEN THEY MET FOR THE FIRST TIME AT A LUNCHEON GIVEN IN THEIR HONOUR IN LONDON ON WEDNESDAY (8 JANUARY).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1PY8B0R7DYSK4U9A6Z6J44GYP
    Media URN:
    VLVA1PY8B0R7DYSK4U9A6Z6J44GYP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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