• Short Summary

    American Floyd Patterson - the only man ever to hold the world heavyweight boxing title twice - is confident about his fight on Friday (11 February) with Argentina's tough Oscar Bonavena.

  • Description

    American Floyd Patterson - the only man ever to hold the world heavyweight boxing title twice - is confident about his fight on Friday (11 February) with Argentina's tough Oscar Bonavena. Patterson is now 37, but dismissed friends and press worries about his age when interviewed on Monday (7 February) in New York - venue of the Bonavena bout. There was no question in his mind, he said, that he could reproduce the form which regained him his title against Sweden's Ingemar Johnasson in 1960. Patterson, currently ranked as world number six, was watching a film of that fight.

    If he beats Bonavena, the South American champion, Patterson says he will seek a world championship bout with reigning champion Joe Frazier.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9EEMXR6ORZ4GGN9BCHOXNOF8G
    Media URN:
    VLVA9EEMXR6ORZ4GGN9BCHOXNOF8G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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