NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 1978
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(Studio) Comment of columnist Ken Denlinger with regard to Muhammad Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay, and his fight on Wednesday night with newcomer to boxing, Leon Spinks, quoted from "Washington (DC) Post."
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No location given) Report on Ali-Spinks fight, which Spinks won. [SPINKS - tells mother that he made it.] Ali's reaction to loss described. [SPINKS - had trained for fight and thinks he was ready.] [ALI - knows Spinks was ready. Notes own win over Sonny Liston that upset world; compares Spinks' win to that.] [SPINKS - says Ali is still his idol and still great.] [ALI - doesn't want to see Spinks anymore at moment, but later will probably want to fight him again. Was surprised by Spinks.] [SPINKS - never knew when he was going to win.] [ALI - will be Spinks' new manager]
REPORTER: Don Harris
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