• Short Summary

    Mohammed Ali, formerly Cassius Clay, and Joe Frazier, the two contestants in what was called the greatest fight of the century, both won 2 1/2 million dollars for their World Championship boxing match last month.

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    Mohammed Ali, formerly Cassius Clay, and Joe Frazier, the two contestants in what was called the greatest fight of the century, both won 2 1/2 million dollars for their World Championship boxing match last month. Our film, shot last week, shows how the two fighters are spending their time and money after the bout. Joe Frazier returned to his home state, South Carolina, where he appealed for unity among black and white men. And Mohammed Ali has bought a car - a 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado, with 24 carat gold trim.

    SYNOPSIS: This car has been bought by Mohammed Ali, formerly Cassius Clay. It's a 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado, and has one distinguishing characteristic, apart from the fact it's been painted two different colours, according to the whim of its owner. What makes it different is its outline. It's plated in gold. The hubcaps, radiator grill, petrol cap, spare parts, they're all plated in gold. The car costs $20,000.

    The car comes from the proceeds of his world title clash with Joe Frazier. Mohammed Ali lost last month, but he still collected 2 1/2 million dollars ... and he commissioned this car f a firm in Rosefield, Michigan. Ali is a different type from Frazier. Joe Frazier, the World Heavyweight boxing champion, is a devout Christian. And last Wednesday was Joe Frazier Day in South Carolina, Frazier's home state. He called for unity among men.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6XISAQ2JAZ8LTPQ7I6YD2A4I3
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XISAQ2JAZ8LTPQ7I6YD2A4I3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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