• Short Summary

    George Foreman former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, has called for an official inquiry into last week's fight in which he lost his title to Muhammed Ali in Zaire's capital, Kinshasa.

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    George Foreman former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, has called for an official inquiry into last week's fight in which he lost his title to Muhammed Ali in Zaire's capital, Kinshasa.

    Speaking to newsman in Paris -- where he is resting -- on Monday (4 November), he said: "I'm not asking for my title back, but I am asking the World Boxing Association and the World Boxing Council for a probe.

    "I know I lost, but there were three, four or five things reported to me as being illegal."
    He mentioned an allegedly-fast count, the canvas being too soft and tampering with the ropes by Ali's handlers during the fight.

    Foreman's statements in English were accompanied by a sporadic translation in French. An excerpt, giving his central complaints, appears on film with the accompanying translation ion French. A transcript follows:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4V97V9R1UI6XNJ23LS3X589MT
    Media URN:
    VLVA4V97V9R1UI6XNJ23LS3X589MT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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