• Short Summary

    Boxers Len Harvey and Jock McAvoy are seen in training and in their fight at Harringay.

  • Description

    Note: the first section of this item is a separate, lead-up item to the story 'CRUISER WEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AT HARRINGAY' - it probably appeared in an earlier issue but I cannot find correct issue number.

    Harringay, London.

    Brief shots of boxer Len Harvey in training for his fight against Jock McAvoy. Harvey is seen shadowboxing, lying on his back doing cycle motions with his legs and posing for the camera.

    Jock is also seen shadowboxing. He signs an autograph for a fan in the crowd outside his gym.

    Titles read: "Cruiser-Weight Championship AT HARRINGAY".

    Harringay, London.

    Various shots of boxers Len Harvey and Jock McAvoy fighting in the ring. The referee holds up Harvey's arm, proclaiming him winner of the fight on points. Harvey shakes hands with McAvoy. Commentator says Harvey is the new British Light Heavyweight Champion.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    959.29
    Media URN:
    16454
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:51:00 / 01:36:16:00
    Canister:
    38/29

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The fight seen here took place on 7 April 1938.

    "referee holds up Harvey's arm" - the referee is Percy Moss.

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