Description: ARCHIVAL: TORONTO 1975 GEORGE FOREMAN V/S CHARLEY POLITE, BOONE KIRKMAN, TERRY DANIELS, JERRY JUDGE & ALONZO JOHNSON...;Foreman in ring, apparently being heckled by Muhammed Ali in the audience, ends with Ali looking amused & Foreman looking sour ;Ali telling boxing anecdote, Don King gives him a hug. Emcee introduces Foreman & Alonzo Johnson... ;Foreman swipes at one of the contenders before the fight, what a bitch. CU Ali shaking his head, Ali seems to have a tic; Ali comments on the order of the fights & laying on ropes to tire opponent, fight begins, Foreman & Alonzo literally nose to nose ;Foreman is trying to stare Alonzo down, Alonzo looks like he's trying not to laugh...Alonzo's shorts have a very high waist ;Ali commenting in little window a couple times...Foreman pulls Alonzo away from the ropes, Foreman knocks Alonzo down ;Ali is standing and shouting, Foreman knocks Alonzo down again and again, Ali's facial tic has free rein ;'Muhammed Ali is putting on his own show.' says the V/O...Second fight: Foreman v/s Judge, split screen during 'the stare'; Judge literally grabs Foreman...a good fight but Judge is a novice & gets knocked down...Judge springs back to life ; Foreman scowling at booing audience, Ali joins in! Foreman sort of knocks Judge down- at the same time Judge is ducking a punch ;Weird exchange-looks like Foreman's complimenting Judge, then says something that sets him off, Judge shoves him away-; So Foreman punches Judge- fighting outside the bell! people separate them, Foremen struts around, a resounding 'Boo!' from audience ;Ha ha, someone chucks a beer can into ring, Foreman chucks it at Ali, Ali leads audience in cheering 'A-li, A-li, A-li!' ;George No-Sense-of-Humor Foreman climbs thru ropes to rebuke Ali, Foreman standing there like a mean sweaty bear ;Daniels waiting in ring, Daniels wants no part of the stare, fight begins, this would go better if Daniels had a better reach ;Foreman knocks Daniels down...after 'commercial break' fight becomes like a dance...despite many blows, Daniels doesn't fall ;George Can't-Do-Anything-Right-Today Foreman calls for time out, audience roars in displeasure, Daniels is disappointed ; Nice WS ring as contestants standoff, then resume fighting outside bell, ref looks like he wouldn't mind punching someone himself ;George I'll-Punch-Anything-That-Moves Foreman swipes at Daniels trainer- (Ali:'Wait till I get in there, I'll straighten him out!') ;Wow! Foreman's trainer starts punching Daniels' trainer, chaos in ring! CU Ali watching quietly ;Foreman realizes he has to stop this- by pulling his own trainer out of the fight- not too gently either ;Audience cheers Daniels as he leaves the ring...split screen with Polite & Foreman ;Yes! Polite has a sense of humor, makes kissy faces at Foreman who's trying to stare him down... ;Foreman has this great expression, like one too many weird things have happened tonight. Fight begins... ;Funny V/O on how Foreman is hopping when Polite grapples with him...'What is that?...what is this new BOUNCING technique?' ;One of those amusing bits where the boxers seem to be dancing...feinting & flinching...funny to watch while listening to music ;Funny- Polite leans against ropes and Foreman gives Ali a look, then pulls Polite away from the ropes... ;Foreman slows down for a few seconds while Polite is blocking timidly...Foreman starting to tire ;Ali in window as a tired Foreman watches Polite lean against ropes, Polite springs to life & chases Foreman into corner ;Foreman is winding up like a pitcher before swinging at Polite, Polite stops blocking just to shake his head at Foreman ;Ali pantomiming tactics for Polite, Polite trips, Polite does a 'half Ali shuffle', Polite is having fun & enraging Foreman ;Foreman socks Polite in the jaw as he leans on ropes...V/O 'There's simply no shutting Muhammed Ali up at this point!' ; See, Ali has been shouting a refrain of 'Play the ropes!' for almost the entire fight...Foreman knocks Polite down & across ring ;Polite springs right back up, no big deal...round ends, Polite shakes his head, Foreman shaking his head slowly in disgust; Final fight...Foreman v/s Kirkman (I think all these fighters have pseudonyms), nervous Foreman swats at trainer ;Split screen, the stare, Foreman leans over & says 'I'm tired, man!'...Wow! Foreman knocks Kirkman down & across ring; Tired boxers...somehow Kirkman looks just as tired as Foreman...opponents hug each other when final round ends, good sports ; Howard Casell interviews Foreman, Foreman goes off about laying on the ropes not being a proper fighting method, explains scuffle with Judge ;Foreman on Ali- 'that powder-puff, low-down, good-for-nothing, loudmouth, Mohammed-whatever-you-call-it...' Don King grinning ;
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