In New York, boxers Ken Buchanan and Roberto Duran step up their training programme in preparation for their title fight in Madison Square Gardens next Monday (26th June).
MV Trainer by ringside looking at Buchanan (2 shots)
MV Trainer giving advice
GV People watching
MV Buchanan training in ring
CU Duran's trainer speaking to reporter in another gymnasium
"Duran is the...."
SOF ENDS: "...in nine."
CU Duran training with punchball (3 shots)
GU INTERIOR reporter speaks to trainer
SOF STARTS: "What about...."
SOF continues over Duran training in ring (3 shots)
SOF ENDS: "...... how to fight."
FREDDY BROWN: "Duran is the most predictable fighter today. If he says he's going to knock out in nine, he'll knock out in nine."
REPORTER: "Buchanan's a canny Scotsman. He's got a very funny style... he can upset a guy."
BROWN: "Yes he can, but when Duran hits you, you forget everything you Knew."
REPORTER: "What about going fifteen rounds?"
BROWN: "Well, if he has to go he's ready. He's trained for it. He ain't trained for eight, nine rounds....he's trained for fifteen rounds. If he has to go fifteen he'll be there. The training teaches him how to get inside of Buchanan, and when he gets inside he knows how to fight."
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Background: In New York, boxers Ken Buchanan and Roberto Duran step up their training programme in preparation for their title fight in Madison Square Gardens next Monday (26th June).
The Monday night will be the third time that Scotsman Ken Buchanan has defended his world lightweight championship title. An NBC team filmed Buchanan training under the eye of Gil Clancy at his training camp in Grossinger, New York.
Buchanan has lost only one of his 44 professional fights -- and that defeat is treated by many as a suspect decision.
Challenger Roberto Duran of Panama was filmed by the NBC at his nearby training camp near Lake Kiamesha in New York's Catskill Mountains.
Despite Buchanan's impressive record, Duran is confident, and is predicting a knockout by the 9th round. The film includes sound-on-film of NBC reporter Dan Grabel interviewing Duran's trainer Freddy Brown.