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Muhammad Ali 11/28/16/77B

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Run Time
0h 3m 13s
Format
16mm
Color
Color
Sound
Mag Stripe
Date Produced
November 28 1877
Abstract
Muhammad Ali is interviewed at Windy City Boxing Gym in advance of his December 2, 1977 exhibition with Scott DeDoux to be held at Auditorium Theater. 
Description
This footage depicts Muhammad Ali during his training at Windy City Boxing Gym (at 5411 East 63rd Street). The news reporter teases Muhammad Ali—drawing attention to his luxurious Rolls Royce parked outside of the gym, and the "opulence" visible around the "middle" of Muhammad Ali that will likely do damage to his prestige. Heightening potential audiences' anticipation for Muhammad Ali's December 2, 1977 exhibition with Scott DeDoux to be held at Auditorium Theater, the reporter implies that Muhammad Ali is out of shape and might lose the match. Muhammad Ali asserts that his extra weight will give him an advantage: it will be a "free for all!" Hightlights include Muhammad Ali speaking lovingly about hot rice pudding with vanilla ice cream melted over the top.
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is co-producer)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Ali, Muhammad (is actor)
Related Place
Chicago (depicts)