• Short Summary

    Peter Keenan loses boxing's European Bantamweight title to Belgian Jean Sneyers.

  • Description

    Glasgow, Scotland.

    SV. Jean Sneyers (the Belgian challenger), in lighter trunks, leaving corner. Both boxers square up in centre of ring.

    GV. Open air boxing match in progress. SV. Peter Keenan (Scottish boxer and European Bantamweight Champion) slips to canvas as he tries to counter a left from Sneyers. He gets up immediately and resumes fighting. CU. Both boxers exchange light blows. Keenan misses with a left and right. SV. Keenan slips against ropes. They resume immediately. Two lefts from Sneyers hit air. SV. Boxers mauling in centre of ring. Referee speaks to them both about holding. LV. Keenan receives hard left to head. He rushes Sneyers against ropes. SV. They tie up at centre of ring - end of round. MV. Boxers receiving attention in corners - round 5 board held aloft. SV. Start of round 5. They both exchange blows. LV. Keenan working on Sneyers' body. SV. Keenan attacking Sneyers' body. They disengage. Keenan throws a left, and simultaneously raises right leg and drops to canvas. Sneyers not having landed a blow. MV. Slow motion repeat of fall down. CU. Keenan sitting up on canvas in obvious agony; he crawls to ropes, Sneyers and referee try to lift him.

    SV. Sneyers' hand held aloft by ref. (Arthur Koch of Sweden) he waves to crowd and explains that it wasn't his fault.

    MV. Sneyers holding arms to crowd.

    CU. Sneyers embracing Keenan.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene 'G')

    Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    10.20
    Media URN:
    26902
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:15:00 / 01:15:49:00
    Canister:
    52/43

Comments (1)

  1. Gazthistle says

    This event was staged at Firhill Stadium, Maryhill, Glasgow. Home of Partick Thistle Football Club.

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