• Short Summary

    Later, Bugner retaliated to Ali's claim to represent Malaysia.

    The final preparation were completed?

  • Description

    Later, Bugner retaliated to Ali's claim to represent Malaysia.

    The final preparation were completed in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (29 June) for the world heavyweight title fight. European Champion Joe Bugner is challenging World Champion Muhammad Ali in a rare non-American fight. The match was scheduled to take place at 9.45 on Tuesday morning (1 July).

    The day preceding the fight in the Malaysian capital, Ali was sparring at nearly full pace, while Bugner had almost stopped his training, convinced he was at peak fitness. Al went fifteen rounds in one training session, and looked remarkably fit at the end of it, despite the gruelling heat.

    For Ali this was his 15th championship fight. For Joe Bugner, it was his first try at the World title.

    A transcription of brief statements by Ali, Bugner and Frazier, follows:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7H4F0P5ZINCC1MOJV5G9ZXD3F
    Media URN:
    VLVA7H4F0P5ZINCC1MOJV5G9ZXD3F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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