Mohammed Ali - formerly Cassius Clay -- signed a contract on Monday (April 10) to fight George Chuvalo of Canada in a 15-round heavyweight bout in Vancouver next month.
CU TILT DOWN.. Ali Chuvalo poster
SV Ali-Chuvalo seated at table
CU Ali makes prediction and gesticulates to Chuvalo
MV Ali speaking and clowning and laughing
ALI: "He will fall this time! I'll never have it said that I fell - they have pictures of me showing my hells. They have Joe Frazier falling, Joe Louis falling, Sugar Ray Robinson fell, Jack Johnson fell, Dumpiest fell, Gene Tunney fell, and you think I'm going to go out the game whit him having something to (indistinct) he didn't fall. He will fall! You will be embarrassed because - listen, you the promoter - do you have anything that you want promoted? Put the commercial on his heels, his soles, because they will read it!" (laughter).
ALI: "There'll be no more low blows! Listen, I give you one chance to hit me low, I'm serious. You hit me low one time below my belt and the damn referee don't to nothing about it, next time I'm going to hit you low right back. If you hit me low again I'm going to hit you low right back. And if you hit me low again I'm going to hit you low right back. And if you hit me low again... and they better not say a damn thing. You hear me, and listen, 'cos this going to be a low fight... Pointing your finger at me - oooh -"
CHUVALO: "You know what I'm going to do? I'm going to hit you."
ALI: ".... point your finger at me.. Black folks don't like white folks pointing at em like that ro. I can't - I can't walk through Harlem if I let him point at me like this an' get away with it. Move, man...." (Laughter).
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Background: Mohammed Ali - formerly Cassius Clay -- signed a contract on Monday (April 10) to fight George Chuvalo of Canada in a 15-round heavyweight bout in Vancouver next month.
And at a news conference afterwards, Clay -- gesticulating wildly rattled of the names of great fighters, as he made his traditional prediction.
Ali also warned the Canadian against low hitting: