• Short Summary

    HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION CASSIUS CLAY AND CHALLENGER SONNY LISTON WERE BOTH PRONOUNCED FIT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AFTER PRELIMINARY WEIGH-INS AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION FOR THEIR TITLE FIGHT NEXT MONDAY.

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    HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION CASSIUS CLAY AND CHALLENGER SONNY LISTON WERE BOTH PRONOUNCED FIT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AFTER PRELIMINARY WEIGH-INS AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION FOR THEIR TITLE FIGHT NEXT MONDAY.
    AND CLAY WAS IN HIS USUAL CLOWNING FORM. HE RAN UP AND DOWN THE TRAM LINES OUTSIDE THE BOXING COMMISSION'S OFFICE, STOPPING CARS AND A FEW LORRIES TO ASK "HAVE YOU SEEN THE BEAR?" HE BANGED THE WINDSCREEN OF LISTON'S CAR AND WAS HELD BACK BY TWO MEN.
    CLAY ARRIVED FOR THE MEDICAL WITH A ROPE AND HARNESS AS MEMBERS OF HIS CAMP POURED HONEY ON THE STEPS LEADING TO THE BOXING COMMISSION'S OFFICE. HE CALLED TO HIS BROTHER, RUDOLPH VALENTINO CLAY: "THE BEAR WILL LOSE AGAIN. WE ONLY WOUNDED HIM LAST TIME. TELL HIM TO GET THE CAGE."
    LISTON WAS ASKED WHAT HE THOUGHT ABOUT CLAY'S ANTICS:
    (DR. SHAPIRO, MASSACHUSETTS BOXING COMMISSION DOCTOR, NOTED THAT LISTON'S LEFT SHOULDER WAS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE. IT WAS THIS SHOULDER WHICH LISTON CLAIMS WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS SIXTH-ROUND DEFEAT BY CLAY IN THEIR LAST TITLE FIGHT.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVADEQ90PZE5HGFKT2MNKD7M5EXU
    Media URN:
    VLVADEQ90PZE5HGFKT2MNKD7M5EXU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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