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    Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammed Ali was medically pronounced as good as new on Wednesday (October 31) in New York - nine months after ending up in a hospital bed with a broken jaw after his fight with Ken Norton.

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    SCU Doctor testing Ali's jaw CU ZOOM OUT TO SV (same shot) Doctor Kleinman speaking.
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    Doctor: "Now I find this man can talk as he ever could talk. I think you folks see that for yourselves. He's got an excellent bite, there is no malocclusion, there is no clinical evidence of any broken jaw at the present time."



    Ali: "I was in hospital - I wasn't there cleaning my teeth. My jaw was broken. Are you crazy?"



    Doctor: "I'm with you - however the thing we've come to a final conclusion is, we're going to have X-rays taken as the champ has intimated".




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    Background: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammed Ali was medically pronounced as good as new on Wednesday (October 31) in New York - nine months after ending up in a hospital bed with a broken jaw after his fight with Ken Norton.

    Dr. Harry Kleinman of the New York Boxing Commission declared that Ali, untypically silenced by his injury, had now no clinical sings that his jaw had over been broken and was talking as well as over.

    Certainly the injury does not seem to have affected Muhammed Ali's boxing skill. In September he got revenge over Ken Norton in their return match and on October 20th in Djakarta he outclassed the Dutch title holder Rudi Lubbers. Now Ali is ready for his fight with former World Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier, scheduled for January.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4XZUE6CAYQIOPYFCUI4PEVLX
    Media URN:
    VLVA4XZUE6CAYQIOPYFCUI4PEVLX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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