- Title: ZAIRE: MUHAMMAD ALI ARRIVES TO PREPARE FOR "FIGHT OF THE CENTURY"
- Date: 13th September 1974
- Summary: 1. GV Ali down steps of aircraft accompanied by wife 0.21 2. SV Newsmen and troops TILT UP TO Ali embracing little girl 0.29 3. SV Troops, police and crowd 0.30 4. MV Ali's wife presented with beuquet and crowd cheering on balcony (3 shots) 0.38 5. MV Ali and wife pushing through crowds (3 shots) 1.07 6. SV PAN Dancers and Ali with wife lookin on (2 shots) 1.20 Initials BB/1932 NC/DW/BB/1940 SPORT: BOXING Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: KINSHASA, ZAIRE
- Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of
- Duration: 00:01:21
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- Story Text: The former world heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, arrived in Zaire on Tuesday night (10 September) to prepare for the "fight of the century" against the present title-holder, George foreman.
Ali was accompanied by his wife and was given a noisy reception when he landed at Kinshasa airport. About 4,000 people turned out to greet him.
The fight is scheduled for 25 September and he said on his arrival in Kinshasa that he was in his best form and did not think anything would get in his way.
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