The Muhammed Ali-Joe Frazier fight - billed as the fight of the century - is also getting a really huge promotion drive, and world-wide television distribution.
NEWMAN STANDUPPER NS FOR APROX 25 SEC THEN SHOT OF PROMO POSTER OF ALI-FRAZIER. AND AGAIN NEWMAN FOR A BRIEF STATEMENT. SHOWS THE +WAR ROOM+ USED BY THE PROMOTERS TO COORDINATE THE WORLD WIDE DISTRIBUTION OF THE FIGHT. SHOWS LIST OF V???EIOUS PLACES BEING FED CLOSED-CIRCUIT IN THE US. AND GIRL SEEN MAKING NOTATION ON THE LIST. AGAIN WAR ROOM SHOT OF MAP INDICATING WORLD WIDE POINTS BEING FED. LIST OF FOREIGN POINTS. SHOWS ONE OF THE LOCATION WHERE THE FIGHT IS BEING SHOWN IN NYK, 4-//XXXX RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, AND SHOT OF MAN BUYING TICKETS. SHOT OF POSTER OUTSIDE. SHOT OF FRAZIER WORKING OUT ON PUNCHING BAG AND ALI ALSO. NATSOF STATEMENT BY ALI TELLING HOW HE IS GOING TO WIN AND STATEMENT BY FRAZIER THAT +I'M READY FOR THIS ONE+. SHOWS AD PLACED IN PAPER ETH PICTURE OF FRAZIER AND STAND-UP CLOSE BY NEWMAN (WPXXXX 20 SEC).
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Background: The Muhammed Ali-Joe Frazier fight - billed as the fight of the century - is also getting a really huge promotion drive, and world-wide television distribution. From the 'war-room' of the Promoters, Chartwell Artists in New York the whole world-wide operation is being co-ordinates, to bring in more than 22 million dollars (over 9 million Sterling) from satellited and closed-circuit television broadcasts. One of the closed-circuit showing will be at the radio City Music Hall, New York.
Both fighters have said they are fit and ready for anything, with Muhammed Ali making the most ebullient statement that he is going to win.