• Short Summary

    World heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman, and the fellow-United States boxer Ken Norton who hopes to wrest the title from him, are entering the final phase of training for their world championship bout in Venezuela on 26 March.

  • Description

    World heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman, and the fellow-United States boxer Ken Norton who hopes to wrest the title from him, are entering the final phase of training for their world championship bout in Venezuela on 26 March. Both Foreman and Norton -- the man who broke Muhammad Ali's jaw -- are confident of victory.

    Foreman arrived in caracas last week. He's being assisted in training by a team including former light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore. He has also brought five sparring partners with him.

    The champion is proving popular with the Venezuelans. Thousands of fans have been turning up at the Poliedro Stadium on the city outskirts to cheer him as he spars.

    "Things are going really fine," manager-trainer Dick Sadler told newsmen. And to ensure that training goes with a swing, the champion has had music laid on in the ultra-modern stadium.

    Norton, who only arrived in Caracus this week, also prefers to train to music. Norton was catapulted to fame by that shock victory over Muhammad Ali last year -- and he claims he will provide a similar surprise in his bout with Foreman:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8RC2BNAXIDF2GKXEC63PXD4P5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8RC2BNAXIDF2GKXEC63PXD4P5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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