• Short Summary

    BRIAN LONDON, THE BRITISH CONTENDER FOR THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING TITLE, IS CONTINUING A RIGID TRAINING PROGRAMME, APPARENTLY UNAFFECTED BY THE ANTICS OF THE MAN HE IS TO FIGHT, MUHAMMAD ALI, OR CASSIUS CLAY.

  • Description

    BRIAN LONDON, THE BRITISH CONTENDER FOR THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING TITLE, IS CONTINUING A RIGID TRAINING PROGRAMME, APPARENTLY UNAFFECTED BY THE ANTICS OF THE MAN HE IS TO FIGHT, MUHAMMAD ALI, OR CASSIUS CLAY.

    THE WORLD CHAMPIONS ALI YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THREATENED TO FRIGHTEN LONDON TO DEATH BEFORE THE FIGHT BY JUMPING OUT FROM BEHIND A TREE DURING THE CONTENDERS EARLY MORNING ROAD WORK.

    MUHAMMAD ALI HAS SAID IF LONDON BEATS HIM HE WILL RETIRE FROM BOXING FOR EVER.

    BUT, THE WORLD CHAMPION, WHO DEFEATED THE BRITISH HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION HENRY COOPER IN MAY, HAD A CONFIDENT POEM TO RECITE WHEN ASKED WHAT HE THOUGHT OF LONDON'S CHANCES.

    "TO BRIAN LONDON I SAY BE COOL, BECAUSE YOU ARE NO FOOL. BUT I WOULD SAY GO BACK TO YOUR STOOL IN A BOXING SCHOOL".

    LONDON IS IN TRAINING AT A HOLIDAY CAMP IN BLACKPOOL. HE HAS ALSO HAD SOME CONFIDENT REMARKS TO MAKE ABOUT THE MATCH.

    HE SAID HE WAS STRONGER THAN HENRY COOPER. ALTHOUGH MUHAMMAD ALI WAS A STRONG FIGHTER, HE WAS NOT UNBEATABLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAA2K0M44ZMJSG8II4I9U719VR
    Media URN:
    VLVAAA2K0M44ZMJSG8II4I9U719VR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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