During a brief stop-over in Paris, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Goerge Fereman spoke to newsmen at Orly Airport on Wednesday (11 September) about his forthcoming title fight against Muhammad Ali in Zairs.
MV & CU Airport building
MV Foreman takes chair at press conference
CU Archie Meere
MV Foreman speaks (FOLLOWED BY FRENCH TRANSLATION)
MV Foreman looks on as his dog stands on table
CU Foreman speaks (FOLLOWED BY FRENCH TRANSLATION)
MV Newsmen and Foreman (2 shots)
GEORGE FOREMAN: "I'm happy to be on my way back into Africa, and I think we're going to have a good fight with Muhammed Ali and myself. And I'm pretty sure it is going to go from one to fifteen rounds. I hope a little earlier." (FRENCH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS)
FORMAN'S DOG "DAGO" INTERRUPTS THE PRESS CONFERENCE.
FOREMAN: "It can go from one to fifteen rounds." (FRENCH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS)
FORMAN: "Muhammed Ali has been a great fighter -- he's beaten all the contenders. He's qualified to be challenging the champion, of course." (FRENCH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS)
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Background: During a brief stop-over in Paris, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Goerge Fereman spoke to newsmen at Orly Airport on Wednesday (11 September) about his forthcoming title fight against Muhammad Ali in Zairs.
Also at the press conference were Foreman's manager, Lerey Jackson, and Assistant Trainer Archie Moore -- himself a former light heavyweight champion. They had little to say during the questioning, but Foreman's large Alsatian dog, Dago, made his presence known when he obligingly put his front paws up on the table and barked into the microphones.
During the press conference, Foreman commented on the September 25 fight:
Even if he is defeated by Ali in Kinshasa, George Foreman is assured of a five-million dollar (about two million sterling) purse.
SYNOPSIS: Orly Airport in Paris, where on Tuesday reining World Heavyweight Boxing Ch??? George Foreman made a brief ???-over on route to Zairo. He is due to meet Muhammad Ali in Kinshasa on the twenty-sixth of this month in a title fight. Even if he loses that fight Foreman takes a multi-mullion-dollar purse back home to the United States.
Archie Moore, a former light heavy-weight champion and now Foreman's assistant trainer was there to hear the champion talk to the newsmen about the upcoming contest and his predictions:
But Foreman was not the only one to have his say at the press conference. His Alsatian dog "Dago" made a contribution too:
From the press conference, it was straight to Kinshasa, where Ali has already received a tumultuous welcome.