• Short Summary

    HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION CASSIUS CLAY AND CHALLENGER SONNY LISTON WERE BOTH PRONOUNCED FIT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AFTER PRELIMINARY WEIGH-INS AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION FOR THEIR TITLE FIGHT NEXT MONDAY.

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    BOSTON, U.S.A.

    SV CASSIUS CLAY AND OTHERS IN STREET BACKGROUND SOF
    SV SONNY LISTON'S CAR ARRIVES
    SV CLAY HITS LISTON'S WINDSCREEN STEPS BACK HOLDING BEAR'S HALTER
    SV CLAY HELD BY TWO MEN SAYING"LET ME GO"
    SV INT..LISTON BEING EXAMINED, TESTING ARM, AND B/G. SOF.
    CU LISTON INTERVIEWED SOF CONTINUED...
    SV DRESS
    CU CLAY ON SCALES B/G SOF...CLAY
    CU CLAY SPEAKS "MINE IN NINE" BACKGROUND SOF
    SV LISTON LEAVES, CLAY SHOUTING "YOU DON'T CALL ME MY NAME" AND THUMPS ON LISTON'S CAR BACKGROUND SOF

    TRANSCRIPT: QUESTION: "YOU THINK HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S SAYING?"
    LISTON: "I DON'T THINK SO. IT'S ONE OF HIS PIPE DREAMS."
    QUESTION: "PIPE DREAM. THAT'S PRETTY GOOD WAY TO PUT IT. NOW YOUR POSITION, I KNOW YOU'VE BOXED AL RAVERMAN. WILLY REDITCHER TOLD ME THAT YOU'VE BOXED OVER ONE HUNDRED ROUNDS GETTING READY FOR THIS IMPORTANT BIG FIGHT. DO YOU FEEL YOU'RE SHARPER PHYSICALLY THAN YOU'VE BEEN IN THE PAST?"
    LISTON: "YES, I DO. I FEEL I'M IN THE BEST SHAPE IN MY LIFE."
    QUESTION: "CLAY LOOKS AS THOUGH HE'LL BE PRETTY DIFFICULT TO HIT AROUND THE HEAD, ESPECIALLY AT LONG RANGE. HIS BODY DOESN'T LOOK TOO THOUGH TO ME -- ARE YOU GOING FOR THE BODY OR GOING FOR THE HEAD?"
    LISTON: "I'M GOING, GOING, GOING FOR EVERYTHING."
    QUESTION: "YOU'RE GOING FOR EVER.

    Initials PC/TELERECORDING/WH/BB PC/TELERECORDING/WH/ES
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
    Background: HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION CASSIUS CLAY AND CHALLENGER SONNY LISTON WERE BOTH PRONOUNCED FIT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AFTER PRELIMINARY WEIGH-INS AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION FOR THEIR TITLE FIGHT NEXT MONDAY.
    AND CLAY WAS IN HIS USUAL CLOWNING FORM. HE RAN UP AND DOWN THE TRAM LINES OUTSIDE THE BOXING COMMISSION'S OFFICE, STOPPING CARS AND A FEW LORRIES TO ASK "HAVE YOU SEEN THE BEAR?" HE BANGED THE WINDSCREEN OF LISTON'S CAR AND WAS HELD BACK BY TWO MEN.
    CLAY ARRIVED FOR THE MEDICAL WITH A ROPE AND HARNESS AS MEMBERS OF HIS CAMP POURED HONEY ON THE STEPS LEADING TO THE BOXING COMMISSION'S OFFICE. HE CALLED TO HIS BROTHER, RUDOLPH VALENTINO CLAY: "THE BEAR WILL LOSE AGAIN. WE ONLY WOUNDED HIM LAST TIME. TELL HIM TO GET THE CAGE."
    LISTON WAS ASKED WHAT HE THOUGHT ABOUT CLAY'S ANTICS:
    (DR. SHAPIRO, MASSACHUSETTS BOXING COMMISSION DOCTOR, NOTED THAT LISTON'S LEFT SHOULDER WAS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE. IT WAS THIS SHOULDER WHICH LISTON CLAIMS WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS SIXTH-ROUND DEFEAT BY CLAY IN THEIR LAST TITLE FIGHT.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVADEQ90PZE5HGFKT2MNKD7M5EXU
    Media URN:
    VLVADEQ90PZE5HGFKT2MNKD7M5EXU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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