World heavy-weight boxing champion, Mohammed Ali, arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday (16 June) to take part in a contest hailed by the promoters as "the blood fight of the century".
World heavy-weight boxing champion, Mohammed Ali, arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday (16 June) to take part in a contest hailed by the promoters as "the blood fight of the century". Ali will take on Antonio Inoki, a Japanese bare fisted wrester, who is depending on over-arm toe holds rather than straight left hooks to defeat the champion.
SYNOPSIS: Despite the late hour of Ali's arrival, hundreds of newsmen and supporters turned up to see him enter the airport building. The fight has captured the imagination of Japan, with promoters promising a struggle that will be "a once in a lifetime spectacle".
Ali is taking the fight very seriously. Only recently news leaked out that he had been in training secretly with American champion wrestler, Abdullah the Shiek. But he's still as confident ass ever, and showed Japanese photographers what their 6 foot 2 inch black belt judo champion could expect.
Ali's supporters are confident that their man would remain the champ. They compare Ali to General Macarthur--returning victoriously to Japan.
But Inoki is just ass confident. Ali, he says, has offended Japan and has promised to break the champion's arm or leg.