• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: The former three time World Heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad ali, is taking his comeback fight against Trevor Berbick of Jamaica next month, very seriously.Described as "fat, foolish, and nearing forty" by his critics, the legendary boxer has been training hard in the Bahamas where the fight will take place on December 2nd.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Muhammad Ali entering ring and shadow boxing
    0.25

    2.
    GV Audience looking on
    0.27

    3.
    CU Ali speaks
    0.33

    4.
    SV Spectators
    0.34

    5.
    SV Ali sparring
    0.46

    6.
    SV Photographer
    0.47

    7.
    SCU Ali speaks as woman looks on (2 shots)
    1.03




    Initials BB



    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: The former three time World Heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad ali, is taking his comeback fight against Trevor Berbick of Jamaica next month, very seriously.Described as "fat, foolish, and nearing forty" by his critics, the legendary boxer has been training hard in the Bahamas where the fight will take place on December 2nd.

    SYNOPSIS: It is nearly 18 years since Muhammad Ali first won the world heavyweight crown, beating Sonny Liston in six rounds, in 1964.And now, at the age of 39, with three world titles behind him, Muhammad Ali want to make boxing history by winning a fourth crown.The first comeback fight is with the World ranked number seven, trevor Berbick of Jamica.

    Ali is determined to make up for the embarrassment of his last contest.He was beaten over every round by the World Boxing council's champion, Larry Holmes.Ali blamed the defeat on taking too many vitamin tablets.It is a 13 months since that humiliation.

    The World Boxing Council has withheld a licence form Ali because they are not satisfied he is fit to fight.But Ali will be fighting in the Bahamas not in the United States, and there will be a big purse, win or lose.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA3COHZ80JKD9BDVLVK9J239X6
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3COHZ80JKD9BDVLVK9J239X6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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