• Short Summary

    The heavyweight boxer John Pettifer shows off his boxing skills to an audience, Brighton, East Sussex.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "JOHN PETTIFER - Britain's 17 stone Heavyweight Hope, Brighton[East Sussex]."

    M/S's of elderly man introducing the John Pettifer who he claims is "... one of the most promising heavyweights this country has ever produced."

    Several shots of Pettifer, skipping, shadow boxing and punching the heavy bay in front of a small crowd of people. He is also seen having a practice fight with a young boxer named Sydney Burns, before having a less serious fight (which gets much laughter from the audience) with a midget ! Pettifer jabs him lightly a number of times which is still enough to knock him off his feet. M/S's of Pettifer water skiing past Brighton Pier.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1038.10
    Media URN:
    37022
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:17:00 / 01:24:14:00
    Canister:
    PT 074

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