• Short Summary

    AT VALLAADEN, 300 MILES NORTH OF THE SWEDISH CAPITAL, A FORMER WORLD CHAMPION PREPARES FOR A SKI-RUN.

  • Description

    AT VALLAADEN, 300 MILES NORTH OF THE SWEDISH CAPITAL, A FORMER WORLD CHAMPION PREPARES FOR A SKI-RUN.VERY CAREFULLY HE TREADS, FOR THIS MAN, WHOSE FOOTWORK HAS DELIGHTED AUDIENCES ALL OVER THE WORLD, IS MORE USED TO BOOTS AND CANVAS, THAN SKIS AND SNOW -- ITS FORMER WORLD HEAVY WEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, FLOYD PATTERSON.

    PATTERSON, WHO LOST THE TITLE TO SONNY LISTON EARLIER THIS YEAR IN A ONE-ROUND KNOCKOUT, IS CURRENTLY TRAINING AT A FAMOUS SWEDISH CAMP, GOSTA OLANDERS.MANY FAMOUS SPORTSMEN HAVE TRAINED THERE, RECENTLY FRENCH RUNNING STAR JAZY WAS AMONG THEM.WITH SKIERS AND SKATERS TRAINING FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES (WINTER) IN INNSBRUCK ALL AROUND HIM, PATTERSON COULD HARDLY RESIST HAVING A GO HIMSELF.IF HE DIDN'T PROVE AN IMMEDIATE SUCCESS HE CERTAINLY PROVED HE WOULDN'T GIVE UP EASILY.DOWN TIME AND TIME AGAIN, THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION WAS SOON BACK ON HIS FEET BEFORE ANYONE COULD COUNT TEN.

    ALTHOUGH BOXING COMMENTATORS HAD THEIR DOUBTS ABOUT PATTERSON RETURNING TO THE RING AFTER HE FELL SO QUICKLY TO LISTON, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PATTERSON CAMP HAS SAID THE FORMER CHAMPION IS SET ON WINNING BACK HIS CROWN IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

    HIS FIRST FIGHT ON THE ROAD TO THE TOP WILL BE ON JANUARY 6 WHEN HE FIGHTS SANTE AMONTE, OF ITALY, IN STOCKHOLM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4EJUN8TQY5Z0SV2CPC64I8FN2
    Media URN:
    VLVA4EJUN8TQY5Z0SV2CPC64I8FN2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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