• Short Summary

    Australian boxing match between MacNab and Sear dissolves into chaotic free-for-all.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Heavyweight boxing thrills reported by our Australian commentator".

    Australia.

    Various shots of heavyweight boxing fight in Australia between Australian boxers "Man Mountain" MacNab and Ray Sear. Sear is disqualified but carries on punching until the ring is full of people (including several policemen) and everyone is pushing and shoving.

    (Dublin reel)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1141.04
    Media URN:
    39669
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:22:00 / 01:06:11:00
    Canister:
    41/103

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    ""Man Mountain" MacNab" should read Les McNabb,
    ("Man Mountain" didn't form part of his boxing name, it was just a figure of speech on the commentator's behalf).

    "Ray Sear" in text and tags should read Ray Stehr.

    The location is the Leichhardt Stadium in Sydney.

    These facts are all confirmed by the attached original newspaper article.....

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19411029&id=KQpiA
    AAAIBAJ&sjid=_JQDAAAAIBAJ&p
    g=7351,2137560

    The contest took place on 30 October 1941.

    Given that we know the location is Australia, the "Dublin" in the title is a mystery!

    This clip is duplicated in clip 1348.09.

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  2. jamied says

    This newspaper article reports upon the post-bout brawl.....

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/a
    rticle/38326124

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