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A FREE LOOK AT THE CHAMP
William Leggett
April 21, 1975
The biggest news about Muhammad Ali's May 16 fight in Las Vegas against Ron Lyle, who lost his most recent match to the renowned Jimmy Young, is not the bout itself. The only thing that will make this fight significantly different from his match with Chuck Wepner a month ago is that it will be Ali's first on live, home television since he defeated Karl Mildenberger in 1966. In fact, this ABC Sports presentation will be only the fourth heavyweight title fight on live home TV in the last 10 years.
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April 21, 1975

A Free Look At The Champ

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Should Lyle upset Ali, or one of the stooges cause Foreman even more embarrassment, then TV and boxing conceivably could rekindle a love affair beneficial to both the networks and the sport.

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