• Short Summary

    World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier and his challenger, 27-year-old Ron Stander, have begun easing up on training preparations for their world heavyweight title fight at Omaha, Nebraska, on Thursday (25 May).

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    World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier and his challenger, 27-year-old Ron Stander, have begun easing up on training preparations for their world heavyweight title fight at Omaha, Nebraska, on Thursday (25 May).

    Frazier, who will be defending his title for the seventh time, has been working out with sparring partners in the Creighton University gymnasium. He expects to weight in at 215 pounds (97.5 kgs).

    The champion appears fit and strong for the fight, which is his first major bout since he defeated Terry Daniels in four rounds in New Orleans on January 13. He will get 40 per cent of the gate and a $US150,000 (GBP58,000) guarantee for television.

    Stander, a relatively unknown contender from Iowa, expects to weight in at 214 pounds (97 kgs). He has been training in a relaxed atmosphere at an Omaha gymnasium.

    With a record of 21 wins, one loss, and one draw, Stander is confident he can make best use of his main weapon--a lethal right hand--against strong champion
    Sizzling heat has gripped Omaha for several days and, without air conditioning in the stadium, its continuation could affect the outcome the fight.

    SYNOPSIS: In Omaha, Nebraska, world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier tapers off his training for his title fight against Iowa challenger Ron Stander, on Thursday (25 May). Frazier, who has been working out with sparring partners in the Creighton University gymnasium, will be defending his title for the seventh time. His most recent title bout was against Terry Daniels in New Orleans on January 13. He beat Daniels in four rounds. He is non-committal about his prospects against Stander, but the champion at 215 pounds, appears fit and strong for the fight. It will bring him in 40 per cent of the gate, and a $150,000 guarantee from television.

    Stander, who has been training in a relaxed atmosphere at an Omaha gymnasium, has a record of 21 wins, with one loss and one draw. He is confident his main weapon, a lethal right hand, will give the champion trouble. With the threat of hold temperatures in the city for fight night, both contestants fa??? the prospects of a hot bout in the un-airconditioned stadium.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3CO380QQE5DCV9KYHBBEQ524E
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CO380QQE5DCV9KYHBBEQ524E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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