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HOW TERRELL WILL FIGHT CLAY
Tex Maule
February 06, 1967
"I'm the first tall man Clay has fought. Against those shorter men he could lean back to get away. But my left is too long for that. I've shown I can reach him with it, and I don't have to dance on my toes, either. My left might look soft. It isn't."
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February 06, 1967

How Terrell Will Fight Clay

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"I'm the first tall man Clay has fought. Against those shorter men he could lean back to get away. But my left is too long for that. I've shown I can reach him with it, and I don't have to dance on my toes, either. My left might look soft. It isn't."

"Clay says that he can come in over my left and get me, and some people say I'm off-balance when I throw the left. Well, we'll see. I bring my left back fact and take the right on my fist or forearm. Clay brags that he's not scarred, but I'm pretty, too."

"I'm supposed to be a one-armed bandit, huh? Clay better not believe it. I use the right a lot in close. It's an uppercut, usually to the body but sometimes to the chin. I won't knock a man out with it, but a few rounds and he knows it's a fight."

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