• Short Summary

    On monday, December 7th, Mohammed Ali, alias Cassius Clay, who was World heavyweight champion until his title was taken from him in 1967 when he was barred from boxing, defeated Argentinean Bonavena at the 15th round by knock-out.

  • Description

    1.
    MLV Bonavena on the scales
    14 ft

    2.
    MLV PAN to Clay arriving
    29 ft

    3.
    CU crowd
    30 ft

    4.
    MLV Clay on scales PAN official speaking to crowd
    47 ft

    5.
    MLV crowd


    6.
    MLV Clay away from scales and addresses one person in crowd.
    48 ft



    Initials


    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On monday, December 7th, Mohammed Ali, alias Cassius Clay, who was World heavyweight champion until his title was taken from him in 1967 when he was barred from boxing, defeated Argentinean Bonavena at the 15th round by knock-out.

    The match was taking place at New York Madison Square Garden; the two boxers weighted themselves separately; this had been arranged in order to avoid a confrontation such as last week's when the two men insulted each other and threatened to settle their old quarrel right away.

    Ali weighted 96.16 kg. and Bonavena 92.53 kg. A referee had warned the two men that they would be fined 5,000 dollars if they used any "hurtful" comments. Ali was in a good mood; however, he was wrong in predicting that Bonavena would fall "in the ninth round".

    More than 19,000 supporters had come to the Madison Square Gardens for the match - the total profit was more than 600,000 dollars.

    The fight ended with Bonavena being knocked-out at the fifteenth round and Ali suffering a mouth injury; Ali has now won his 31st consecutive victory.

    Consequently, Ali will now meet World Champion Joe Frazier, and will do his best to reconquer this title.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7V6GYDA1MPA8MSBJQE147BUE7
    Media URN:
    VLVA7V6GYDA1MPA8MSBJQE147BUE7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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