• Short Summary

    John Tate, the black American boxer, arrived in South Africa during the weekend (4 August) to begin training for his controversial fight against a white South African boxer.

  • Description

    John Tate, the black American boxer, arrived in South Africa during the weekend (4 August) to begin training for his controversial fight against a white South African boxer. The fight has stirred up a hornets nest in the United States, especially among black Americans.

    SYNOPSIS: Tate will fight Gerrie Coetzee, the white South African heavyweight champion, in October. This arrangement has caused a political storm in the United States. The Reverend Jesse Jackson an outspoken advocate of civil rights, has de??? the fight, but Tate says ??? not worried about the possible repercussions. Neither is boxing promoter Bob Arum. Arum told reporters that they had arrived two months early so that Tate could train - not because of increased political pressure.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABOYGZQ1ZIOG0Q1WPC6LESTF59
    Media URN:
    VLVABOYGZQ1ZIOG0Q1WPC6LESTF59
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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