• Short Summary

    Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali yesterday (Thursday) signed a contract to fight Argentinean Oscar Bonavena in New York on December 7.

  • Description

    Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali yesterday (Thursday) signed a contract to fight Argentinean Oscar Bonavena in New York on December 7. Ali -- also known as Cassius Clay -- said he regarded the 15-round bout as the "toughest" possible build-up to his bid to regain the championship.

    This will be the second fight in the undefeated Ali's comeback. Last week he stopped Jerry Quarry in three rounds -- his first fight after three-and-a-half years ring inactivity following his refusal to serve in the U.S. Army.

    Under the contract announced yesterday, Ali is guaranteed at least 200,000 dollars (over 83,000 sterling) for his December fight:
    Newsmen immediately asked Ali for his first reaction to the impending fight:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAPT77KMGZ7ASTJ6MSIB5M9U48
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPT77KMGZ7ASTJ6MSIB5M9U48
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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