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    ???-restored World heavyweight Boxing champion, Muhammad Ali announcers in Paris on Thursday (21 November) that he will continue fighting "until someone is great enough to beat me".

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    SV Ali and officials at press conference. Ali replies to question (followed by translation of his words into French
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    GUES???NER: "What do you think you're future is going to be? Are you t???nking of having another fight? Have you discussed what you feel, and ??? you feel the future's going to go for you?"



    Al??? "I feel fine. I'll be fighting until somebody is great enough ??? at me. (FRENCH TRANSLATION). I decided I can do so much ???my religion (FRENCH TRANSLATION), so much for the freedom of the ???ck man in America (FRENCH TRANSLATION), and in uniting him with Africa. (FRENCH TRANSLATION). Also bringing to the African people real knowledge ??? our people in America. (FRENCH TRANSLATION). For several reasons (FRENCH TRANSLATION), I can do more by staying in the public. (FRENCH TRANSLATION). I think George Foreman, in time -- to give him his due -- ??? I would think, very well qualified for another turn. (FRENCH TRANSLATION) ??? think Joe Frazier is entitle to another turn. (FRENCH TRANSLATION). ??? think the European Champion, Joe Bugner, is entitled to a turn. (FRENCH TRANSLATION). And another good heavyweight in America, Ron Lyle, he's entitled to a turn." (FRENCH TRANSLATION)




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    Part of the news conference appears on film. Ali's remarks - which were followed by a French translation -- are transcribed below:

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ???-restored World heavyweight Boxing champion, Muhammad Ali announcers in Paris on Thursday (21 November) that he will continue fighting "until someone is great enough to beat me".

    ??? discussed his future plans and probable opponentes during a news const??? in the French capital before completing the final leg of his return trip to Zaire ??? the scene of his dramatic eight-round victory over reigning World Champion, George Foreman, last month.

    Before the fight, Ali had said it would be his last fight, but in Paris he ???led that he would fight again .. but that he wanted 10 million U.S. dollars (4 million pounds sterling) for his first title defence.

    The World Champion told newsmen that the he expected his first title defence to the place in about four months. He said that negotiations were already underway with possible challengers. He added that he had issued an invitation for ex-Champions George Foreman and Joe Frazier to fight him on the same night.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADRXY7PU8237XL0V024CSKPW4X
    Media URN:
    VLVADRXY7PU8237XL0V024CSKPW4X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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