Jimmy Lester and Carl Moore interviewed before fight

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KRON-TV news footage from January 9th 1968 featuring scenes of middleweight boxers Jimmy Lester (1944-2006), aka the Bayview Blaster and Carl Moore being interviewed before their fight tomorrow at the Oakland Auditorium. Each man is interviewed whilst the other hits a heavy bag and we are reminded that the last time these two fighters met in January 1967 in Las Vegas, both men were knocked down and Moore won. Lester and Moore also tallk about how they see themselves getting established as a serious middleweight contender after this fight (Lester won the 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 1733-5

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