• Short Summary

    American World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammed Ali was named 'Professional Athlete of the Year' in New york on Tuesday (14 January).

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    American World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammed Ali was named 'Professional Athlete of the Year' in New york on Tuesday (14 January). At a special luncheon given in his honour he was presented with the Hickock Award-a large circle of gold encrusted with precious stones.

    A week before-on 6 January-Ali had been honoured by a New York rock group who had written a special song about (and for) him. He heard the song at another award ceremony when he was presented with a 5,000 US dollar (2,200 pound sterling) cheque to pass to his favourite charity after being nominated 'Boxer of the Year' by an American razor-blade manufacturer.

    At the Hickock Award Luncheon it was announced that Ali will defend his title against eight-ranked contender Chuck Wepner is regarded as a mediocre boxer, despite his relatively-high ranking. One of the New Jersey fighter's nicknames is the "Bayonne Bleeder"-a reference to his susceptibility to face cuts.

    This film includes a section of Ali's speech at the hickock Award ceremony. A transcript follows. This film also includes an introductory commentary for guidance only. An alternative commentary is provided overleaf.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8FQZE32IC2DFTLXYMD44IU61C
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FQZE32IC2DFTLXYMD44IU61C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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