Those in the camp of the world heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammed Ali, are confident he will win his bout with Ken Norton on September the 28th.
CU Muhammed Ali's Manager, Gus D'Amato, speaking over shots of Ali training. (4 shots)
CU Former World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis speaking over shots of Ali training. (4 shots)
CU Ali's trainer Dick Sadler speaking
D'AMATO: "This man is a man of power. He believes in himself with such believes in himself with such power, such strength, I would have to refer to his belief as c complex. Winning to him is a complex. Winning to him is a complex. He just can't conceive of himself losing. You can't beat a man who refuses to be beaten. I don't care what his condition is."
REPORTER: "Do you think it will be a knockout or a decision?
D'AMATO: "It may very well be a knockout, for a very good reason. Most people believe he's not a puncher. But most people forget he was the only man to score a knockout over Bonavena, who was considered a very tough customer. (Indistinct) a left hook, and how he did this by not moving, he fed himself the punch. This is what he may do in this fight."
LOUIS: "Muhammed is in probably the best shape he's been in for a couple of years and I'd like him to win -- I think he'll win the fight - not easily, but he'll win it."
REPORTER: "I think Muhammed has got to be in the best shape he's been in for a couple of years to win this one."
LOUIS: "That's right because he and he knows that so he can train real hard, 'cos competition there and he can win, 'cos he has fought twice with (indistinct).
REPORTER: "What do you think might be the edge that the champion will have that might enable him to win the fight?"
LOUIS: "Well, the edge is that he's the champion, that's it."
SADLER: "I'm not able to predict the future, but logically everything is in Muhammed's favour."
SADLER: "Because he has talent, he has more ability, he has the power and hopefully that I will be of some assistance that will be of some assistance that will help him to create what he hasn't done before and that is that he will knock him out."
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Background: Those in the camp of the world heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammed Ali, are confident he will win his bout with Ken Norton on September the 28th. An American reporter talked to Ali's manager, Gus D'Amato; former world heavyweight champion, Joe Louis; and Ali's trainer, Disk Sadler.