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Muhammad Ali Box 11/30/17/77

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1334
Run Time
0h 3m 40s
Format
16mm
Color
Color
Sound
Mag Stripe
Date Produced
November 30 1977
Abstract
Two boxing matches are depicted in these two clips, one of which features Scott LeDoux. In the second clip Muhammad Ali, standing outside of the ring, challenges Scott LeDoux to a fight. 
Description
This footage includes two boxing matches set up at the Palmer House on the Wednesday night preceeding Muhammad Ali and Scott LeDoux's infamous five-round exhibition that occured at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago on Friday December 2, 1977. Frank Mathie, for ABC's Channel 7 Eyewitness News, describes that Muhammad Ali has worked hard to hype this upcoming fight because it is a charity for The Children's Institute for Developmental Disabilities. The fighters of the first match are unidentified. The second match features Scott LeDoux, also known as The Fighting Frenchman, with another unidentified boxer (possibly Leon Spinks)Closeups show spectators watching the fights. The third clip shows Muhammad Ali standing next to the boxing ring, talking to the cameraman, and exchanging playful challenges with Scott LeDoux to rouse the audiences' amusement.
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is co-producer)
Genre
Sports
Subjects
Sports
Boxing
Related Place
Chicago (represents)