Interviews with women boxers: Diane Syverson and Theresa Kibby

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KPIX-TV news fotoage from May 4 1976 with reporter John Lester in San Jose, featuring scenes from a weigh-in at a gym for women boxers Diane Syverson and Theresa "Princess Red Star" Kibby, who are set to fight in the first professional all-women's boxing bout in Northern California, at the San Jose Auditorium. Includes views from the weigh-in and interviews with Syverson and Kibby. When asked how she feels about "violence",  Syverson replies: "Well I'm worried about myself ... maybe if I ever hurt someone in the ring, maybe I'd have a lot of bad feelings ... those are things I'm just going to have to find out. " Kibby explains: "I've always wanted to box but ... it wasn't legalized yet, you know. So we just, me and my other sisters we just kept on training." This fight was a draw and both women received a $300 purse. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Note: this 16mm film print was re-transferred in 4K (4096 x 2970) using a Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in June 2021.

Date
5/4/1976
Format
16mm color reversal print, with co-magnetic soundtrack
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Duration
1:38
Identifier
KPIX 130890
Views
1233

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