Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has wound up his United States training camp preparation for next month's title challenge of current champion George Foreman.
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I've been twenty-four rounds with Norton and beat him to the draw, faster, and Frazier. While Foreman couldn't fight Frazier for twelve rounds and win on a decision. He couldn't fight Norton for twelve and win the decision, because he's not as fast as they are. He just tagged them. But you noticed the fights,, they was moving fast and getting most punches in until he tagged them. You see I had to go the distance with these cats and beat them to the punch see. I'm much, much, much, much, much more faster than George. And something else, they are playing George up, and deceiving the public, as being so big. I'm bigger. He's six three and I'm six three. He's two seventeen in good shape I'm two fifteen. My reach is one inch and a half longer. I've got shape I'm two fifteen. My reach is one inch and a half longer. I've got the reach. I can hit him but he can't hit me. If we jab at the same time and I land it he'll stop short. And my fist is bigger than his fist, but they play it up like I'm fighting a big, bad brute. I'm bigger basically than George Foreman.
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Background: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has wound up his United States training camp preparation for next month's title challenge of current champion George Foreman.
Ali has been training at Deer Lake, Pennsylvania for the bout which will be fought on 24 September in Kinshasa, Zaire. The fight has been described as the biggest promotion in boxing history, which each of the combatants guarantead a purse of five million dollars (two million sterling).
Ali, new aged 32 - is seven years older than his opponent - but says his added experience will make the difference. While bookmakers have Foreman the favourite to retain his title, Ali was confident when he spoke to newsmen.