• Short Summary

    Floyd Robertson wins first title fight fought in Ghana to remain Empire Featherweight Champ.

  • Description

    Titles read: "GHANA - CHAMP KEEPS HIS TITLE".

    Accra, Ghana, Africa.

    Various shots of the first title fight ever fought in Ghana. The two boxers are Floyd Robertson, Empire Featherweight Champion (in white boots) and Love Allotey. Good shots of the excited crowd during the bout. Two cool-looking men in suits play drums.

    Floyd Robertson wins and stands in the ring with arms aloft while the crowd cheers. Floyd is ceremonially dressed in robes in the ring as Chief Commonwealth Featherweight and is made to sit on a stool, then is carried on the shoulders by the crowd. He looks like he's had enough of this game!

    Notes on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1723.38
    Media URN:
    53523
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:44:00 / 01:48:10:00
    Canister:
    62/67

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