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Old 12-10-2012, 07:10 AM   #12
Stevie G
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Default Re: Ali vs Jim Brown at Hyde park - Any other good stories ?

Originally Posted by BillB View Post
Ali and Marciano were filming their computer fight in 1969 (I think it was).

Marciano was wearing a hair piece and Ali started flicking a jab at it and knocking it off.

It made Marciano mad and after a couple of times he warned Ali to stop. Ali did it again and Marciano let go with a real punch to the midsection.

Ali left the ring and refused to go any farther without being paid an extra $2,000.

As you no doubt recall,there was no actual crowd watching that 'fight' just a black backdrop. At the press screening,someone said something like "That's some crowd. Jack Bodell must have been on the bill"
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