• Short Summary

    Muhammad Ali, the former Cassius Caly, faces a make-or-break fought on July 26 when he fights his one-time sparring partner, Jimmy Ellis.

  • Description

    1.
    MV Ali climbs into ring & strats shadow boxing
    0.11

    2.
    SCU Onlookers
    0.14

    3.
    SV Ali interviewed (SOF)
    0.48

    4.
    STV Onlookers
    0.51

    5.
    SV Ali sparring with one of three partners
    1.09


    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER (SEQ. 3): "Muhammad, the hard work begins once again, doesn't it?



    ALI: Right. It's just natural this. I've been in this nineteen years now, so this is just like you get up and go to work every morning, and this is all I'm doing.



    REPORTER: You weight 228 lbs (103.4 KG), right? And you're going to get down to get to what?



    ALI: About 210 lbs (95.2 KG).



    REPORTER: Well that means eighteen pounds of hard sweat. How long do you think it will take to knock off that many pounds?



    ALI: Oh, if I really had to, three weeks, but I have six weeks.



    REPORTER: What if Ellis beats you?



    ALI: Well, I'm just out of the picture, that's all. There ain't nothing I can do but retire.




    Initials SGM/1245 SGM/1253


    SPORT: BOXING
    T/R

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Muhammad Ali, the former Cassius Caly, faces a make-or-break fought on July 26 when he fights his one-time sparring partner, Jimmy Ellis.

    This will be Ali's first contest since his March defeat by Joe Frazier, the biggest setback of his career.

    Ellis must be a major threat, since he knows Ali's style so well, and even claims to have beaten him when both were young boxers.

    Ellis became a leading U.S. heavyweight soon after Ali refused to join the army, and ultimately won the World Boxing Association Championship.

    Speaking to reporters in Chicago, Ali was very serious about the challenge presented to him by the fight with Ellis.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABYID02J1SZKBMBFP7W8UPGXFI
    Media URN:
    VLVABYID02J1SZKBMBFP7W8UPGXFI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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