• Short Summary

    Joe Frazier told a Manila news conference on Saturday (13 September) that he's keeping cool about his title fight against the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali on Tuesday (1 October).

  • Description

    Joe Frazier told a Manila news conference on Saturday (13 September) that he's keeping cool about his title fight against the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali on Tuesday (1 October).

    He told journalists that he's ignoring Ali and concentrating on one thing - his plans to win.

    Frazier said that he wants the fight to go the distance - the full fifteen rounds. But the former World Heavyweight Champion -- in turn previously victorious and defeated by Ali -- is giving little away.

    He said Ali would like him to get " all riled up", and forget his fight strategy and tactics. But he won't oblige. Nor would Frazier predict in which round he would deliver the final victory blow.

    Frazier said he and his team are keeping level heads and control of themselves. He said he's in good shape.

    Meanwhile Ali who's also arrived in Manila says that he will stop Frazier. But so far he hasn't predicted in which round. And ali is his usual self.

    Ali said he's in first class condition. And promises that eh fight will not go the distance. As usual he's thought up a poem for the occasion: "It will be a killer, a chiller and a thriller when I get the Gorilla (Frazier) in Manila."
    Win or loose, Ali is guaranteed a purse of 4.5 million dollars (2,140,000 stg.) against Frazier's guarantee of 2.5 million dollar (1,200,000 stg.) -- the biggest in world boxing history.

    While Frazier says that he's ignoring Ali, he has at least copied him one respect -- he's taken up singing.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24OU8WBQ36H64MD8OLI3GR4B0
    Media URN:
    VLVA24OU8WBQ36H64MD8OLI3GR4B0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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