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    MR. MIKE BARRETT, PROMOTER OF THE FIGHT BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN FEATHER-WEIGHT JOHNNY FAMECHON AND SPANISH WORLD?

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    MR. MIKE BARRETT, PROMOTER OF THE FIGHT BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN FEATHER-WEIGHT JOHNNY FAMECHON AND SPANISH WORLD CHAMPION JOSE LEGRA, ANNOUNCED TONIGHT (THURSDAY) THAT THE CANCELLED FIGHT BETWEEN THE TWO MEN WOULD NOW TAKE PLACE ON JANUARY 14, NEXT YEAR. FAMECHON AND HIS MANAGER AMBROSE PALMER SUFFERED A DISAPPOINTMENT EARLIER WITH THE NEWS THAT LEGRA HAD A SPRAINED SHOULDER AND WOULD BE UNABLE TO FIGHT FOR AN INDEFINITE TIME.

    WHEN NEWS OF LEGRA'S INJURY WAS ANNOUNCED, BARRETT CANCELLED THE WHOLE TOURNAMENT. SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE AT LONDON'S ALBERT HALL ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1. BUT TODAY HE WAS ABLE TO ANNOUNCE THAT FRESH NEGOTIATIONS HAD FIXED A NEW DATE FOR THE FIGHT, IN THE SAME LOCATION.

    WHEN FAMECHON AND PALMER WERE INTERVIEWED IN THEIR LONDON HOTEL TODAY THEY WERE RESIGNED TO THE CANCELLATION AND WERE PACKING FOR THE RETURN HOME, WITHOUT ANY DEFINITE PLANS FOR A LATER FIGHT. THE PAIR WILL STILL RETURN TO AUSTRALIA AT THE WEEKEND, BUT WILL BE BACK FOR THE JANUARY MEETING WITH LEGRA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9L8XQJ97BT7CLNYR2URM71GKO
    Media URN:
    VLVA9L8XQJ97BT7CLNYR2URM71GKO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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