• Short Summary

    White South African heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Schutte, has been reported as the next contender for Muhammad Ali's world title.

  • Description

    White South African heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Schutte, has been reported as the next contender for Muhammad Ali's world title.

    Reuters report that Schutte has been offered a title fight with Ali, to be staged in Munich, West Germany, within 90 days.

    Schutte's trainer, Alan Toweel, told Visnews Sports Editor Neil Mallard, that nothing had been signed so far but he was hopeful that the bout would go ahead.

    Schutte is virtually unknown outside his home country. He is a full-time professional who has had 36 fights, winning 321 of them - 22 by knockout.

    He greatly resembles the former world champion, Rocky Marciano, in stature and style and Toweel rates him as one of the "most dangerous boxers in the world".

    Toweel has been told that Ali is keen to fight Schutte to prove that the black people's champion can defeat the champion of a "racist country".

    This film is serviced with an interview given by Alan Toweel to Neil Mallard. A full transcript appears below.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9L0PTMF5VA8VLUVQ94C77FR23
    Media URN:
    VLVA9L0PTMF5VA8VLUVQ94C77FR23
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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