Ferd Hernandez & Jimmy Lester (Pre-Fight)

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KRON-TV news footage from August 8th 1967 featuring brief, silent views of middleweight boxers Ferd Hernandez (1941-1996) and Jimmy Lester (1944-2006) aka the Bayview Blaster before their fight at the Oakland Auditorium, which Hernandez won by a unanimous decision. Two men are also glimpsed watching the fighters shadow box. 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
8/3/1967
Format
16mm b&w negative silent film
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Duration
0:39
Identifier
KRON 329-8
Views
170

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