• Short Summary

    Ben Foord becomes heavyweight boxing champion after fight with Jack Petersen.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Heavyweight Championship for British and British Empire Title at Leicester".

    Heavyweight boxing at Leicester Rugby Football Ground, Leicestershire.

    M/S of boxing ring. The referee introduces the boxers in their corners - Jack Petersen and Ben Foord.

    Various shots of heavyweight boxing match between Petersen and Foord. Foord punches open an old wound above Petersen's eye. After two rounds lasting 8 minutes and 45 seconds, referee stops the fight.

    The referee declares Foord is the winner and the crowd cheers. Press and Foord's trainer and support team come into the ring. Foord is the heavyweight champion.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    891.13
    Media URN:
    13112
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:38:00 / 01:27:16:00
    Canister:
    36/67

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The fight took place on 17 August 1936.

    "The referee introduces the boxers" - rather than being the referee, he's more likely to be the Master of Ceremonies. The referee can be seen during the fight, though - his name is Moss Deyong.

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