• Short Summary

    THE WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION'S ATTEMPT TO FIND A NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION TO SUCCEED THE DEPRIVED MUHAMMED ALI IS UNDER WAY.

  • Description

    THE WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION'S ATTEMPT TO FIND A NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION TO SUCCEED THE DEPRIVED MUHAMMED ALI IS UNDER WAY. CARL MILDENBERGER, GERMANY'S EUROPEAN CHAMPION, IS IN TRAINING FOR HIS BOUT WITH BONAVENA OF THE ARGENTINE AS PART OF THE ROUND OF ELIMINATORS BEING FOUGHT THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

    THE SEARCH FOR A NEW CHAMPION HAS BEEN MADE NECESSARY BY THE DEPRIVATION OF ALI (ALSO KNOWN AS CASSIUS CLAY) OF HIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STATUS. ALI IS ALSO APPEALING AGAINST SENTENCE OF FIVE YEARS' IMPRISONMENT AND A 10,000-DOLLAR (GBP3,500) FINE FOR REFUSING TO BE DRAFTED INTO THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.

    THE SEARCH IS LIKELY TO BE A LONG ONE, AND IS BEING CARRIED OUT IN THE SHADOW OF ALI'S OWN EXTRAORDINARY RECORD. DURING WHICH HE WAS DEMOLISHED ALL THE LEADING CONTENDERS, INCLUDING MILDENBERGER HIMSELF. WITH THE FIELD NOW CLEARED, HOWEVER, MILDENBERGER, THE ONLY EUROPEAN FIGHTER IN THE HUNT, MUST BE THERE WITH A CHANCE.

    THE OTHER LIKELY CONTENDERS ARE THE TWO FORMER WORLD CHAMPIONS, FLOYD PATTERSON AND SONNY LISTON, JOE FRAZIER OF THE UNITED STATES, AND GEORGE CHUVALLO OF CANADA. FRAZIER, HOWEVER, HAS ALREADY BEATEN CHUVALLO - THE CANADIAN WAS FORCED TO RETIRE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER, WITH SERIOUS CUTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA45Z8F22RBAZJJZ65O7XIVOQWL
    Media URN:
    VLVA45Z8F22RBAZJJZ65O7XIVOQWL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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