Mike Tyson and the late Harry Carpenter on the Farr vs Louis fight of 1937

Mike Tyson and the late BBC boxing commentator Harry Carpenter look at archive footage of the world heavyweight title fight between Joe Louis and Tommy Farr from 30 August 1937.

Tyson, a former world heavyweight champion, became an expert in his chosen sport and considers Farr to be one of the greatest of all time.

Louis, the reigning champion, was taken the full 15 rounds by the Welshman at Yankee Stadium, New York City.

The 32,000 crowd booed when Louis was awarded a narrow points decision, with many saying the "Tonypandy Terror" should have won.

From 'Tyson and the Heavyweights' broadcast by the BBC in 1987.

Release date: 12 Mar 2013

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