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  • Short Summary

    Heavy Weight Championship boxing match - Joe Beckett v Dick Smith.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "The Big Fight for the Heavy Weight Championship of Great Britain. Joe Beckett (The British Champion) v Dick Smith (Lonsdale Belt Holder)"

    Boxers prepare for their match. Various shots of the fight in progress, with titles between the commencement of each round.

    Joe Beckett beat Dick Smith in 5 rounds.

    Most shots are L/S of the boxing ring although some closer shots of the boxers before the fight.

    (Old negative probably issued as a Gazette Special. Date of fight 5.3.1920. Location of events unknown).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    206.33
    Media URN:
    21428
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:13:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:00:00 / 02:01:55:00
    Canister:
    G 648

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Location of events unknown" - the location is The Royal Albert Hall, London.

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  2. jamied says

    The bout took place on 5 March 1920.

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