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Interviews About Amateur Boxing and the 1976 Olympic Team

WWL-TV Collection



Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: Circa 1976

Duration: 00:01:41

Subjects: BOXING | Shields, Ronnie, 1958- | Jackson, Clint, 1954- | 1976 Summer Olympics | Randolph, Leo, 1958-


Interview with an unidentified amateur boxer about facing a new opponent. An interview with an unidentified boxing coach about amateur boxing being boxing in its true sense. He mentions that professional boxers are great athletes, but not conditioned like amateur boxers. He states that all rules in amateur boxing are designed with the athlete in mind, and that referees take no chances. He believes that the US Olympic Team is strong, mentioning Clint Jackson, Leo Randolph, and Ronny Shields, who recently loss a close fight with Sugar Ray Leonard.