Interviews with Jimmy Lester and Florentino Fernandez

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KRON-TV news footage from October 18th 1965 featuring scenes of reporter Ed Hart interviewing middleweight boxers Jimmy Lester (1944-2006), aka the Bayview Blaster and Florentino Fernandez (1936-2013), aka the Ox before their scheduled match in two days time at Kezar Pavilion. Lester agrees that this will be a tough fight and went on to win by a knockout. Note that Lester was twice ranked during his boxing career as the number two middleweight and his father - Vern Lester - was a boxer who fought under his own name in the 1940s and also as Jimmy "Top Row" Allen, once losing a split decision to middleweight champion Jake LaMotta in 1948. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Date
10/18/1965
Format
16mm b&w negative magnetic sound film
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Duration
1:45
Identifier
KRON 1397-9
Views
303

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