And that's official. From today he intends to concentrate on his stage career and to?
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JACKIE 'MR. TV' PALLO QUITS THE RING TO DANCE WITH 'CINDERELLA'
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Background: And that's official. From today he intends to concentrate on his stage career and to justify this he begins serious training with six ballerinas from The Festival Ballet Company this morning. For Jackie this marks a dramatic change to his remarkable fighting career and the opening of a new chapter in his life. To show how determined he really is a final needle match was arranged.
Introducing in the 'pink' corner your own JACKIE 'MR. TV' PALLO, currently starring as the evil "Heinkel' in the superb pantomime "GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS" at THE GAUMONT STATE, KILBURN. In the 'yellow' corner is his lovely opponent, PATRICIA RUANNE, who will dance the title role as "CINDERELLA" at THE NEW VICTORIA THEATRE which commences on MONDAY, 14TH JANUARY 1974.
Jackie, looking 'absolutely divine' in his stunning pink leotard and matching ballet shoes, with traditionally ribboned hair, commenced his' pirouette' facing his beautiful partner from The Festival Ballet.
Seconds away. Round one. With three falls, two submissions or a knock out to decide the contest Jackie immediately started the 'pas de deux' with a 'Grand jets' followed by an 'arabesque', then into an 'ecarte', with a short 'echappe'. Convincing stuff this form Pallo. But Cinderella has him for a moment with a fantastic 'cabriole'. Can Pallo bring it off?
He counters this with a sympathetic 'menage' and a crafty 'elancer' movement. A little hissing from the crowd here as the needle sets in. Now Pallo turns on the punishment. There's a clinch in the corner. Avoiding Cinderella's 'saute' he attacks with a 'battlement en l'air', showing an 'allegro' or two and almost slipping on his 'arriere' he finishes her off in grand style 'sur le pointes'. Proving all too much for Cinderella he ends the round with an amazing 'adagio'. Cinderella fails to make the count and take the curtain call. Yes he's won. Pallo's made it. Referee's verdict; 'Magnificent. Sensational and a great knockout by any means.' Pallo's comment: "It's a load of Bolshoi really!"