• Short Summary

    Mohammad Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay, and Oscar Bonavena, also known as Ringo Bonavena, met newsmen together after their fifteen round bout at Madison Square Garden in New York on Monday night, 7 December.

  • Description

    1.
    MV Bonavena comes in across camera and sits down beside Ali
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    2.
    MV Reporters
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    3.
    MV Bonavena (left) and Ali at press conference
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    TRANSCRIPT: ALI: He is the best man I have fought up until today. He has hit me more times in the ring and he was harder to hit. He is a good man. I like him.



    BONAVENA: (Indistinct at first) I am strong. I am very strong. But I fall. I'm up. But I drop. He's the champion. (Applause) He's a champion. Because I am strong. I am too much strong. I'm up. (Indistinct). He's the champion. (Applause) (more indistinct speech - very strong accent) You and me.



    ALI: I understand. Good publicity. We sold out lots of programmes. We sold out every seat. We worked together. And we made a few dollars. (Laughter).




    Initials JON/DW/OS/135


    orig on 11835/70

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Mohammad Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay, and Oscar Bonavena, also known as Ringo Bonavena, met newsmen together after their fifteen round bout at Madison Square Garden in New York on Monday night, 7 December.

    Both Ali and Bonavena were in good humour after the bout. There was no sign of the taunts they threw at each other before the bout. Ali won the bout on a technical knock-out in the fifteenth round.

    SYNOPSIS: Oscar Bonavena joined his vanquisher Muhammad Ali in the dressing rooms at Madison Square Garden after their fight to meet the press.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA48KBJPEKNYPV3VK9TZDC5KR5C
    Media URN:
    VLVA48KBJPEKNYPV3VK9TZDC5KR5C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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