• Short Summary

    THE WEIGH IN FOR THE BIG FIGHT BETWEEN CLAY AND LONDON TOOK PLACE IN LONDON TODAY (SATURDAY).

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    THE WEIGH IN FOR THE BIG FIGHT BETWEEN CLAY AND LONDON TOOK PLACE IN LONDON TODAY (SATURDAY). CLAY THE FORMER BRITISH CHAMPION SURPRISED THE EXPERTS BY WEIGHING SEVEN POUNDS MORE THAN HE DID FIGHTING COOPER.

    THE WEIGH IN WAS THE FIRST PUBLIC MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO MEN. LONDON WAS THE FIRST TO APPEAR IN A WHITE DRESSING GOWN ADORNED WITH A TIGER'S HEAD AND EMBLAZONED WITH THE WORDS 'BE LUCKY.'
    HE ALMOST SHOCKED THE AUDIENCE BY DISCARDING HIS RED SHORTS BUT THERE WAS A GUST OF LAUGHTER WHEN HE WAS SEEN TO BE WEARING A PAIR OF WHITE PANTS UNDERNEATH.

    LONDON SCALED 14 STONE 14 1/2 POUNDS (OVER 91 KILOS) - NINE POUNDS LESS THAN CLAY. IT WAS JUST ABOUT THE WEIGHT HE FORECAST AND HE DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE LOST ANY SLEEP OVER THE PROSPECT OF FIGHTING THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION.

    CLAY KEPT HIS OPPONENT -- AND A 2,000 STRONG CROWD OUTSIDE -- WAITING. WHEN HE GOT ON TO THE SCALE, HE LOOKED UNSCRUTABLE AND UNSMILING. AND WHEN HIS WEIGHT - 14 STONE 13 1/2 POUNDS -- WAS ANNOUNCED, THERE WAS NOT THE SLIGHTEST FLICKER OF SURPRISE OR INTEREST.

    CLAY AND LONDON SHOOK HANDS AND PARTED WITHOUT EXCHANGING A WORD. THERE WAS NINE HOURS TO GO BEFORE THEY MET AGAIN - IN THE RING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8NGLG2I0UGFDUGWLK9R3Y9E16
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NGLG2I0UGFDUGWLK9R3Y9E16
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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