Jimmy Lester on upcoming fight with Ralph McCoy

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KRON-TV news fotoage from May 21st 1968 featuring scenes from an interview with middleweight boxer Jimmy Lester, aka the Bayview Blaster (1944-2006). Lester discusses his upcoming fight with local boxer Ralph McCoy, which is set for May 23rd at the Oakland Auditorium (Lester won, by a technical knockout). He acknowledges that McCoy beat him in 1962 in the Diamond Belt Tournament. Lester also goes on to talk about how he might line up a championship fight. 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.

16mm b&w negative magnetic sound film
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Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
KRON 1824-7

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