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Fizzle Fight #267992

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 26, 1980
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(Studio) Roberto Duran's quitting boxing match with Sugar Ray Leonard reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Duran's action described. [Voice of Larry HOLMES - expresses surprise.] Duran interview shown. [INTERPRETER - announces Duran's retirement from boxing.] Disposition of Duran's purse discussed. [Don KING - says money is in Panama.] Duran's eating of 2 large meals thought causing fight to be ended. [MAN - speaks of ending.] [Victor's Cafe Ronnie L'RUE - expresses reaction to fight's ending.] [Former middleweight champion Jake La MOTTA - doubts fight was fixed.] [LEONARD - speaks of fans' disappointment.] Gastroenteritis blamed for Duran's cramps.
REPORTER: John Sheahan (WCBS-TV tape)

(Las Vegas, NV) Bettors said taking fight outcome hard. [Bill GAZZETTI - comments.] [John MARTINO - says bettors favored Duran.] [NV gaming commission Harry REID - calls fight disgrace.]

(Studio) Louisiana Boxing Commission said fining Duran $7500.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, David

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