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    "No Decision" verdict given on match between "Sugar" Ray Robinson and Gerhard Hecht.

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    Item title reads - "Sugar" gets the bird.

    Boxing Board says "No Decision" in match between "Sugar" Ray Robinson and Gerhard Hecht. Berlin, Germany.

    M/S crowd, pan on to two boxers fighting. M/S both boxers sparring with Robinson ducking and weaving. Hecht throws rights and lefts which Robinson avoids by going backwards. C/U black man in audience getting excited. M/S Robinson sparring for opening. Robinson throws tentative lefts. Robinson sails into Hecht with fast left hand punches and Robinson connects with left to jaw. Hecht holds and forces Robinson against ropes by weight. The referee parts them. Hecht lands right but Robinson fights back with some fast lefts which force Hecht against ropes. A right from Robinson on Hecht's kidneys forces Hecht onto canvas.

    Referee counts then stops. M/S Hecht lying on canvas, seconds clamber into ring. M/S Hecht carried to corner by seconds. C/U spectators getting angry. L/S Robinson having drink in corner. C/U Robinson's wife Edna Mae watching. M/S Robinson carrying fight to Hecht. M/S as Robinson slips off balance then closes in and throws very fast lefts and rights and lands alleged kidney blows. Hecht goes down. The referee stops the fight. Various shots Hecht rolling about on canvas. M/S as Robinson ducks out of ring as bottles are thrown. The referee appeals to crowd for order and Hecht is assisted to corner, M/S Hecht sat down in corner. Various shots Robinson being escorted from arena by 25 policemen.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:39:00 / 01:25:03:00

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