Jimmy Lester training to fight Tito Marshall

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KRON-TV news footage from March 7th 1969 featuring brief views of middleweight boxer Jimmy Lester (1944-2006), aka the Bayview Blaster, training for his match on the 10th against Tito Marshall at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium. Lester won the fight by a technical knockout. We'd be grateful if anyone can confirm that the boxer shown punching the heavy bag at the end of this clip is Tito Marshall. From the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco, Lester was twice ranked during his boxing career at number two. It should be noted that Lester's father Vern Lester was a boxer who fought under his own name in the 1940s and also as Jimmy "Top Row" Allen, who lost a split decision to middleweight champion Jake LaMotta in 1948. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Date
3/7/1969
Format
16mm color magnetic sound film
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Duration
0:59
Identifier
KRON 1900-2
Views
277

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