• Short Summary

    As Argentina's Oscar Natalio Bonavena sparred in a New York gymnasium on Wednesday (December 2) in preparation for his challenge bout against Cassius Clay (Muhammed Ali) next Monday night (December 7), his trainer, Gil Clancy, declared that Bonavena was strong enough to defeat Clay.

  • Description

    As Argentina's Oscar Natalio Bonavena sparred in a New York gymnasium on Wednesday (December 2) in preparation for his challenge bout against Cassius Clay (Muhammed Ali) next Monday night (December 7), his trainer, Gil Clancy, declared that Bonavena was strong enough to defeat Clay.

    The 28-year-old Argentine fighter has already had one off-the-record verbal "bout" with the former World Heavyweight Champion - when they met at the medica examination on Tuesday (December 1). Bonavena taunted Clay, calling him "chicken" and referring to his refusal to be conscripted into the US Army. Clay retaliated with "I'll whip you so bad. you'll be ashamed to go back to Argentina."
    But, Cassius Clay's claim is refuted by Trainer Clancy, who said:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1MJ297O9NEZWKVVZAG4TF07C1
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MJ297O9NEZWKVVZAG4TF07C1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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