View Full Version : A couple of rare films


TheGreatA
04-23-2009, 08:42 AM
Stanley Ketchel vs Billy Papke IV:

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In better quality than the version I uploaded.

Mickey Walker defends the world middleweight title:

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No time wasted between the two fighters.

Henry Cooper flattens Joe Erskine:

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One of the most brutal knockouts ever.

A young Kid Gavilan coming back strong after his first loss to Sugar Ray Robinson:

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I wish they had filmed the Robinson fight instead... Imagine seeing that fight in this quality with all the camera angles.

Kid McCoy
04-23-2009, 09:18 AM
I wish they had filmed the Robinson fight instead... Imagine seeing that fight in this quality with the camera angles.

There has always been speculation that copies of Robinson-Gavilan do exist, or at least did, but no one has been able to track them down. There were even rumours that Castro has a copy in one of his vaults. I believe the Buker fight was discovered accidentally by someone looking for the Robinson bout.

BattlingNelson
04-23-2009, 11:44 AM
Thanks Manchine.

Erskine was the old leading british heavy and a big crowd fav. Cooper was the new lad and it took the british public a long time to endear themselves to Cooper after 'enry's 'ammer so viciously destroyed poor Erskine.