Both heavyweights were calm at today's weigh-in. Terrell, the defending champion, is six-foot-six, and has?
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Background: Both heavyweights were calm at today's weigh-in. Terrell, the defending champion, is six-foot-six, and has a reach of eighty-two inches, five more than his opponent. Representatives of the World Boxing Association emphasized at a news conference today that the Chicago boxer is definitely regarded as world champion, and Cassius Clay is not. Chuvalo, the Canadian champ from Toronto, is twenty-eight, two years older than Terrell. At 209, he is two pounds lighter than when he fought and lost a decision to Floyd Patterson last February. Terrell is making his first title defence since defeating Eddie Mucheu for the title. Willie Pep and Carmen Basilio are among the boxing notables in Toronto for the event at the garden. More than twelve thousand seats have been sold, the gate will reach the one hundred thousand dollar mark, and there will be a closed-TV circuit.
Ernie Terrell weighed in at 206 and George Chuvalo at 209 pounds for their world championship bout tonight. The odds are even, but you have to pick your fighter and offer six to five, according to bookmakers.