• Short Summary

    During a brief stop-over in Paris, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Goerge Fereman spoke to newsmen at Orly Airport on Wednesday (11 September) about his forthcoming title fight against Muhammad Ali in Zairs.

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    During a brief stop-over in Paris, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Goerge Fereman spoke to newsmen at Orly Airport on Wednesday (11 September) about his forthcoming title fight against Muhammad Ali in Zairs.

    Also at the press conference were Foreman's manager, Lerey Jackson, and Assistant Trainer Archie Moore -- himself a former light heavyweight champion. They had little to say during the questioning, but Foreman's large Alsatian dog, Dago, made his presence known when he obligingly put his front paws up on the table and barked into the microphones.

    During the press conference, Foreman commented on the September 25 fight:
    Even if he is defeated by Ali in Kinshasa, George Foreman is assured of a five-million dollar (about two million sterling) purse.

    SYNOPSIS: Orly Airport in Paris, where on Tuesday reining World Heavyweight Boxing Ch??? George Foreman made a brief ???-over on route to Zairo. He is due to meet Muhammad Ali in Kinshasa on the twenty-sixth of this month in a title fight. Even if he loses that fight Foreman takes a multi-mullion-dollar purse back home to the United States.

    Archie Moore, a former light heavy-weight champion and now Foreman's assistant trainer was there to hear the champion talk to the newsmen about the upcoming contest and his predictions:
    But Foreman was not the only one to have his say at the press conference. His Alsatian dog "Dago" made a contribution too:
    From the press conference, it was straight to Kinshasa, where Ali has already received a tumultuous welcome.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA30VZRLTEQ976Q5FAZEDM5YZJ9
    Media URN:
    VLVA30VZRLTEQ976Q5FAZEDM5YZJ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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