Interviews with Jimmy Lester and Florentino Fernandez
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.
- 16mm b&w negative magnetic sound film
- Digital Format
- mp4 file
- local newsfilm
- Copyright Holder
- Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
- KRON 1397-9