• Short Summary

    Preparations for Heavyweight boxing match between Cassius Clay and Henry Cooper.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. The Champ Hits Town".

    London. Preparations for Heavyweight boxing match between Cassius Clay and Henry Cooper.

    GV Boeing 707 airliner taxis in. SV Pressmen. SV Cassius Clay, Heavyweight Champion of the World coming down steps of plane and waving. CU Ditto. CU Pressmen. CU Ditto. Pan to show microphone being held in front of Clay but he ignores it and says nothing. SV Clay still ignoring the microphone. GV Crowds around the car as Clay waves. SV Clay gets into car. SV Pan car moves off.

    Old Kent Road.

    CU Henry Cooper in the Thomas-a-Becket Gym. Cooper moves off round the ring. SV Henry Cooper shadow boxing. CU Ditto. CU Cooper working out on the heavy punch bag. SV Cooper skipping. CU Cooper at work on the punch ball. CU Ditto.

    (Original Neg.)

    Cataloguer's Note: Cassius Clay of course later becomes Muhammad Ali - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1795.01
    Media URN:
    55295
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:19:00 / 01:01:54:00
    Canister:
    66/38

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