Savate, s’il vous plaît: British take on French boxing

Historic footage of savate, a French style of boxing. The first film clip offers historic British commentary. The narrator says: “After the recent British heavyweight box contests, let’s take a look a the French ring, where men are men. On the left, Battling Gaston, the brutal bruiser. On the right, Pretty Pierre, who packs a punch in his left foot…. See how the boys, in going all out for a knockout, get a kick out of it.” The second film clip is a contrasting French view of the sport, in particular of the Roger Lafond method. (Thanks to investigator Violette Anton for bringing this to our attention.)