• Short Summary

    World heavyweight champion Joe Frazier and World light heavyweight champion Bon Foster have been working out in their Detroit gymnasium in preparation for their heavyweight title fight on Wednesday (November 18, 1970).

  • Description

    World heavyweight champion Joe Frazier and World light heavyweight champion Bon Foster have been working out in their Detroit gymnasium in preparation for their heavyweight title fight on Wednesday (November 18, 1970).

    Joe Frazier, who has never lost a professional fight in his 25-match career, is tipped as favourite for Wednesday's fight, when he defends his title against Foster in Detroit. An ex-meet-cutter, his boxing style has earned him the nickname "Slaughterhouse Joe". Described as a relentless perpetual-motion machine, Frazier cannot match the height and reach of his opponent, although outweighing him by about a stone.

    Bob foster, World light-heavyweight champion for two and a half years, is hoping for a victory that could mean a fight with ex-World heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, formerly Cassius Clay. Such a fight could also make Foster a millionaire overnight. He has undergone a crash weight-adding programme to bring him into the heavyweight scale for Frazier.

    Although Frazier is generally tipped as favourite, former World heavyweight Joe Louis firmly backs Foster. Foster's punch, he told interviewers, was enough to "knock Frazier dead".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA7ZJQYTWXC97AIFKC8362474V
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7ZJQYTWXC97AIFKC8362474V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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