• Short Summary

    WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION SONNY LISTON LOOKED IN TRIM CONDITION RECENTLY AS HE CONTINUED TRAINING FOR HIS FIGHT WITH FLOYD PATTERSON.

  • Description

    1.
    LISTON JUMPING ROPE.
    0.05

    2.
    CU LISTON JUMPING ROPE.
    0.14

    3.
    LS LISTON JUMPING ROPE.
    0.19

    4.
    LS LISTON DOING SITUPS.
    0.22

    5.
    TWO SHOTS LISTON PUNCHING SAND BAG.
    0.30

    6.
    (SOF).
    0.50

    7.
    CU LISTON PUNCHING BAG.
    0.54

    8.
    LISTON PUNCHING BAG.
    1.01

    9.
    GROUP OF PEOPLE WATCHING.
    1.04

    10.
    LISTON TAKING LAST PUNCH AT BAG.
    1.07


    QUESTION: "SONNY, WHAT HAPPENS AFTER PATTERSON, CASSIUS IN LINE?"



    LISTON: "HE'S IN THE LINE-UP FAST." (LAUGHTER).



    QUESTION: "WHAT ABOUT CASSIUS?"



    LISTON: "I IMAGINE IF HE WOULD COME TO ME I'D KILL HIM; AND IF HE'D RUN I'D CATCH HIM AND KILL HIM."



    QUESTION: "SO EITHER WAY HE'S GOT A BAD NIGHT AHEAD?"



    LISTON: "THAT'S RIGHT."




    Initials PC/N/BHH/BB


    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION SONNY LISTON LOOKED IN TRIM CONDITION RECENTLY AS HE CONTINUED TRAINING FOR HIS FIGHT WITH FLOYD PATTERSON. THE RETURN TITLE FIGHT TAKES PLACE JULY 22 AT LAS VEGAS, NEVADA.

    AS HE ATTACKED THE PUNCH BAG AT HIS DENVER, COLORADO, GYMNASIUM LISTON WAS ASKED ABOUT CASSIUS CLAY'S ATTEMPTS TO ARRANGED A FIGHT WITH THE WINNER.

    LISTON, TWO POUNDS OVERWEIGHT, WAS TOLD OF CLAY'S FORECAST OF HOW HE'D KNOCK HIM OUT IN THE EIGHT ROUND. LISTON'S FINAL COMMENT WAS: "JUST THAT BOY BE PATIENT. HE WANTS IT BAD AND HE'LL GET IT, I'LL SEE TO THAT."
    CASSIUS CLAY BEAT BRITISH HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION HENRY COOPER THIS WEEK. THE FIGHT WAS STOPPED IN THE FIFTH ROUND. CLAY HAD PREDICTED HE'D "BEAT HIM IN FIVE."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6LWMQ4V2DVWQ6NTNFX25MITPR
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LWMQ4V2DVWQ6NTNFX25MITPR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:14:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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