• Short Summary

    Black America boxer John Tate fights white South African Gerrie Coetzee in Pretoria on Saturday night (20 October) in a world heavyweight title bout.

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    SV John Tate sparring in preparation for fight
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    2.
    SV ZOOM TO CU John Tate being interviewed
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: REPORTER: "Big John, you finally had your way, you came all the way here to work out, how do you feel?"



    TATE: "I feel super."



    REPORTER: "Was it worth coming all this way?"



    TATE: "It was"



    REPORTER: "Why is that?"



    TATE: "Because I had a chance to do my last work-out here and adjust to the climate here."



    REPORTER: "So does it make you feel easier in you mind?"



    TATE: "Yes, it made me feel a lot better, because in my mind I felt it would be a hard thing to come here and work and finish my work out here, my final work-out.



    REPORTER: "Do you think it's going to give you a big advantage over.



    TATE: "Well, there is no advantage involved in this, I just came down here to finish my final work-out, and I would like to finish here and that's what I did."



    REPORTER: "John, to change the subject, you now have 72 hours before the fight, how do you feel?"



    TATE: "I feel super, I'm just waiting on Saturday so I can get home."



    REPORTER: "What are you going to do between now and Saturday, how will you pass the time?"



    TATE: "What do you mean, what am I doing, I'm going to go out there and I'm (INDISTINCT)."



    REPORTER: "What's that?"



    TATE: "Win..."



    REPORTER: "John Tate, thanks very much, and best of luck".



    TATE: "Thank you".




    Initials IW/


    SPORT: BOXING
    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Black America boxer John Tate fights white South African Gerrie Coetzee in Pretoria on Saturday night (20 October) in a world heavyweight title bout. The fight will decide who inherits the World Boxing Association (WBA) crown vacated by Mohammad Ali.

    SYNOPSIS: Tate finished his final workout in Johannesburg. He--like Coetzee--is undefeated, but the bookies give Coetzee the edge, although everyone agrees it's going to be a close fight. At the weigh-in, Tate had an 8 kilogramme (17 pound) weight advantage over Coetzee. His aided said he was at least 2 kilos (5 pounds) heavier that his normal fighting weight--auguring a short battle, one way or the other.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5DJ70JY8AMLY1ZXCBF7JPVUCQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DJ70JY8AMLY1ZXCBF7JPVUCQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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