Crowds in Rugby for Johnny Williams - British & Empire Heavyweight Boxing champion.
Rugby, Warwickshire, England
GV. Johnny Williams (British & Empire Heavyweight Boxing champion) and Ted Broadribb, Williams' manager, riding through crowded Rugby street (first 7 feet for super title.) & SV. SCU. Arriving at Grand Hotel. GV. Crowd. GV. Flashlights popping crowd around Williams. CU. Williams with Mayor. GV. Crowd. (They are singing 'For He's A Jolly good Fellow'.)
SV. Mayor joins Williams on balcony of Grand Hotel.GV. Crowd pan up to balcony. SV. Crowd surges forward.
SV. Williams says:-
Johnny Williams speaking (Nat.snd.) "Well, thank you very much for such a wonderful reception. I don't think I ever realised how far the Grand is from the LMS. station before. But I can assure you I really appreciate it and feel really honoured. I am not going to pretend that it was an easy fight that I won easily. It was, a hard fight and the referee thought that I'd won. And I hope to be a good champion "Thank You".
MV. Williams waves to crowd and returns to Grand Hotel.
(Orig. Neg.) (Speech track "I") (Title Scene "J")
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N.B. Johnny Williams beat Jack Gardiner on a points decision.