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    Reporter in gym
    10 ft


    Semi View boxers sparring in the ring
    13 ft


    Semi Views boxer training
    23 ft


    Semi View and Close Up Leonard pounds punch ball
    29 ft


    Semi View Leonard and Angelo Dundee talking pan in to Close Up Leonard
    36 ft


    General Views Leonard winning Olympic Junior Welter-weight Championship by beating a Cuban in 1976
    51 ft


    Long View Leonard's house just outside Washington D.C.
    54 ft


    Various shots of trophies he won as an amateur
    58 ft


    Semi View Mrs. Leonard pull back to General View of Mother and Father seated on sofa
    63 ft


    Semi View room with trophies pan down to Gold Medal on coffee table Close Up Olympic Medal
    67 ft


    General View Leonard's picture on wall
    71 ft


    Close Up Leonard speaking
    80 ft


    Close Up Mrs. Leonard speaking Close Up Mrs. Leonard speaking (continued)
    98 ft


    Semi View Leonard training
    107 ft


    Reporter
    113 ft


    Semi View Angelo Dundee gives advise to Leonard
    122 ft


    Various shots of Leonard training in the gym
    144 ft


    Close Up Leonard speaks
    156 ft


    General View Leonard and partner sparring in ring (voice over) and Close Up Leonard speaking
    184 ft


    General Views Leonard and son Ray playing in the park (voice over) Leonard speaking continued...
    208 ft


    TRANSCRIPT: LEONARD: "It's my family, they were really down and out and I felt it was my obligation to really help them out the best way I could and I had to turn to professional fighting because I felt that you know it was a gift to me".



    "Oh no, because I don't like fighting, I don't like sports I wanted him to go to school and get an education because this is the way I feel you can fight and people can take the fight from you but once you get an education that's something no one can take from you, but after he talked it over, thought it over, he asked me my opinion and my opinion was OK you're old enough and mature enough and you're intelligent enough to make your own decision".



    "I can see myself you know, having my own business, see myself you know, having my own business, see myself building a recreation centre or training camp, a place that could bring kids off the streets, 12 can see a supermarket for my father, I can see a home for my mother, things like this beautiful things is very close".



    "I feel that the best day I can really spend is with little Ray and Junita away I mean far away because you know Junita's been through a lot and I can really blame myself because you know with all the recognition and whatever I receive you know people have the tendency to forget in a way and I can say I did forget in a way and I can say I did forget you know, I looked away. You know everything was coming to me and I didn't look you know the young lady that really stayed by my side for five years I looked away from it but now I've got my head together".



    "Well little Ray he's three years old well he's turned three November 22nd. I have a chance to really help him out, I mean I'm gonna make sure that he has all the things that I didn't have when I was coming up and he's gonna have a beautiful life. I guarantee you that. I want him to have the best but I want him to understand that nothing comes easy in life you've got to work for it. "Who's your favourite boxer. There you go".




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    SPORT: BOXING

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6GPXNC3AKGU8UWX5CZ3NCWBMP
    Media URN:
    VLVA6GPXNC3AKGU8UWX5CZ3NCWBMP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:05:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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