• Short Summary

    In New York on Wednesday (January 17), Muhammed Ali avenged his defeat by "Smokin' Joe" frazier in the 'fight of the century' contest three years ago - but it was only at marbles.

  • Description

    In New York on Wednesday (January 17), Muhammed Ali avenged his defeat by "Smokin' Joe" frazier in the 'fight of the century' contest three years ago - but it was only at marbles.

    Frazier unperturbed by the defeat, predicted that he will win the boxing rematch at New York's Madison Square Garden on January 28. Ali in his usual dramatic style declared that he would be the victor.

    A New York Television station invited the pair to the marble contest which was played before an audience of children. The game took place on Ali's 32nd birthday. The fight promoters have suggested that Ali and Frazier should continue to a decision if there is a draw over the scheduled 12 rounds. Neither boxer has yet replied officially to the suggestion.

    Frazier, a former world champion himself, has since lost the title to George Foreman - another black American. The Ali-Frazier rematch could decide who has the next attempt at Foreman's world title.

    The film includes an interview by Roy Davis with Ali and Frazier. A transcript follows:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACF0NWS6068WOVMQ1T7FH4DLTY
    Media URN:
    VLVACF0NWS6068WOVMQ1T7FH4DLTY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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