• Short Summary

    Muhammad Ali, formerly Cassius Clay the defrocked heavyweight boxing champion of the World, was floored by his sparring partner in a Miami gymnasium on Monday (October 12th) during preparations for his forthcoming fight with Californian heavyweight Jerry Quarry -- a contender for the World title.

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    Muhammad Ali, formerly Cassius Clay the defrocked heavyweight boxing champion of the World, was floored by his sparring partner in a Miami gymnasium on Monday (October 12th) during preparations for his forthcoming fight with Californian heavyweight Jerry Quarry -- a contender for the World title.

    The man who can now claim to have put Muhammad Ali on the canvas -- and there are few of them around -- is heavyweight Blue Louis, one of Muhammad Ali's sparring partners at Miami's Fifth Street Gymnasium, where the ex-champ is preparing to fight Jerry Quarry in a possible come-back to the world title.

    The fight will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, over three years after Muhammad Ali was deprived of his title for refusing call-up to the United States Armed Forces.

    There have been various attempts to get him a place to fight, but all had previously failed.

    Visibly quieter than the days when he was unconquered master of the boxing world, Muhammad Ali told an interviewer it was difficult to fight again after a three-year lay-off -- especially with only six week's notice.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9EAN3WDV2PLOVOBMAEJJ7WKQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9EAN3WDV2PLOVOBMAEJJ7WKQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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