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PABTS BLUE RIBBON BOUTS:
MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP, THE
Les Keiter, Gene Fullmer, Jack Drees, Sugar Ray Robinson, Ruby Goldstein, Steve Ellis, Johnny Addie, Carmen Basillio, Tony Anthony, Gaspar Orgega, Tiger Jones
Radio broadcast opens with Jack Drees inviting audience to stay tuned to a great Middleweight Championship Boxing Match from Madison Square Garden in New York. 1,700 fans attend.
Introductions by ring announcer, Johnny Addie is heard. Fighters in attendance enter the ring to applause. They include, Carmen Basillio, Tony Anthony, Gaspar Ortega, and Tiger Jones.
Addie explains rules at center of the ring to Robinson and Fullmer.
Steve Ellis gives the blow-by-blow report from ringside. The referee is Ruby Goldstein.
Only the fifteenth round is recorded of this Middleweight Championship of the world between Sugar Ray Robinson and Gene Fullmer. Steve Ellis gives the blow-by-blow report from ringside. The referee is Ruby Goldstein.
The 15th round is heard (a few edits exist in this final round recording, but not significant).
Gene Fullmer wins by decision, announced by Johnny Addie.
Interviews with Robinson and Goldstein occur after the fight.
Interestingly, this fight was blacked out in New York. No television broadcasting was permitted. It did air on Connecticut TV Channel 8 WNHC out of New Haven. From New York at 10pm SPORTS PARADE aired with Les Keiter kept viewers posted with spot reports interspersed with general sports films.
However, ABC channel 7 in New York did allow viewers to see the final decision after the end of the 15th round.
This match was originally scheduled to occur on December 12, 1956, but was postponed.
A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION INGEMAR JOHANSSON VS FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION FLOYD PATTERSON. THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT SECOND CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT BETWEEN THEM.
Ingemar Johansson, Floyd Patterson, Les Keiter, Howard Cosell, Eddie Fisher, Rocky Marciano, Gabe Pressman
Rematch with pre and post-fight interviews. Les Keiter calls the boxing match and Howard Cosell does the color commentary. Preceding the fight, Eddie Fisher sings the National Anthem. Rocky Marciano also comments. There is an interview with Floyd Patterson's mother. Also, we hear Gabe Pressman interview both Ingemar Johansson and Floyd Patterson the day after the fight at a Press conference.
HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND FIGHT: FLOYD PATTERSON VS INGEMAR JOHANSSON
Ingemar Johansson, Floyd Patterson, Les Keiter, Howard Cosell, Rocky Marciano
The second Ingemar Johansson vs. Floyd Patterson fight from the Polo Grounds is broadcast by WABC radio in New York City. Patterson regains the heavyweight championship from Johansson with a 5th round knockout. Pre-fight commentary by Howard Cosell, and an interview with former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. An interview with Patterson following the fight. Les Keiter and Howard Cosell report the action.
A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION:THE FLOYD PATTERSON VS INGEMAR JOHANSSON HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT
Ingemar Johansson, Floyd Patterson, Les Keiter, Howard Cosell, Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis, Arthur Mercante, Jack McCarthy, Mickey Allen, Cus Damato, Billy Regan
Howard Cosell and Les Keiter are on hand to bring the third boxing match between Ingemar Johansson and Floyd Patterson from Miami Beach, Florida. Commentary from Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis, and Referee Arthur Mercante. At ringside, announcer Jack McCarthy is heard. Mickey Allen sings the National Anthem. Memorable first round with Patterson being knocked down twice and Johansson sent to the canvas once. Post-fight interviews with champ Floyd Patterson, manager Cus D'Amato, referee Billy Regan and Joe Louis. Hugh O'Brien is interviewed at ringside by Howard Cosell.
A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE SONNY LISTON VS. FLOYD PATTERSON REMATCH HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT.
Jim Bishop, Floyd Patterson, Les Keiter, Howard Cosell, Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis, Jack McCarthy, Mickey Allen, Sonny Liston, Billy Conn, Cassius Clay, Bruce Morrow, Angelo Dundee, Shirley Povich, Jack Hand, Nat Fleischer, Muhammad Ali, Lou Nova, Arthur Daley, Al Abrams, Bill Hines, Dick Peebles, George Whiting, Dick Greg
WABC RADIO lead in by Bruce Morrow prior to coverage of
a first round KO of Floyd Patterson by Sonny Liston broadcast live from the convention center in Las Vegas over WABC Radio in New York. Heard is a 15 minute Special Preview boxing pre-fight show with Howard Cosell who interviews Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston and Challenger, Floyd Patterson. They give their views on how the fight will turn out. Predictions of who will win this rematch World Heavyweight Championship fight by sports columnists at ringside, Arthur Daley, Shirley Povich, Al Abrams, Bill Hines, Dick Peebles, Nat Fleischer, Jack Hand, George Whiting, Angelo Dundee, and Jim Bishop, the only one who predicts a Patterson victory. Howard Cosell is at ringside along with Les Keiter who does the blow-by-blow reporting with commentary from Rocky Marciano. Jack McCarthy announces the fighters. Mickey Allen sings the National Anthem. Number 2 contender Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) mocks Sonny Liston at ringside and in the ring. The three knockdown first round is broadcast. Extensive interviews with Joe Louis, and Rocky Marciano. Additional comments from Billy Conn and Lou Nova. Howard Cosell interviews Patterson, Cus D'amato and Liston after the fight, who discusses a possible upcoming fight with Cassius Clay in September. Les Keiter summarizes the fight. Replay of the first round. Keiter interviews Joe Louis who feels that Clay will give Liston a better fight, but cannot beat him. From the Gold Room, Sonny Liston meets the Press and answers questions.
Additional commentary by Howard Cosell and Rocky Marciano who states that Patterson should retire from the ring. Les Keiter interviews former Heavyweight Lou Nova. Sign off.
HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT: CASSIUS CLAY VS. SONNY LISTON. ABC RADIO SPECIAL
Les Keiter, Howard Cosell, Rocky Marciano, Sonny Liston, Jim Brown, Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson
The Miami Beach Convention Center is the site for the first Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston Heavyweight Championship fight.
Les Keiter gives the blow-by-blow account with Howard Cosell doing color commentary. Also on hand are Rocky Marciano, Jim Brown, and Sugar Ray Robinson. Cassius Clay becomes the new heavyweight champion of the world when Liston refuses to come out for round 7.
A sports presentation of the ABC radio network.
A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE SONNY LISTON VS. CASSIUS CLAY (MUHAMMAD ALI), FIRST HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT
Jack Cutty, Les Keiter, Howard Cosell, Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Sonny Liston, Jim Brown, Cy Burick, Charles McCabe, Cassius Clay, Frank Gifford, Arthur Daly, Frank Gibbons, John Carmichael, Alexander Robbins, Muhammad Ali
Live radio network coverage of Cassius Clay's 6th round defeat of Champion Sonny Liston is broadcast. There are pre-fight interviews and color commentary by Howard Cosell. The outcome predictions of the fight are heard from a dozen sports columnists, all but one, predicting a Liston slaughter. They include Walter Red Smith, Mel Durslag, Charles McCabe, Lyle Smith, Frank Gibbons, Cy Burick, Hal Abrams, Shirley Povich, Murray Kempton, Jack Cutty, Jack Hand, Arthur Daly and John Carmichael.
The legend of Liston's invincibility is also expressed by former champ Joe Louis to Howard Cosell. Also, comments from heavyweight Liston opponent Marty Marshall, trainer Cus D'Amato and from Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), who states to Cosell that he will KO Liston in round eight. We hear from blow-by-blow commentator Les Keiter at ringside, along with Cosell, former heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano and Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns.
After the upset Clay victory, Cosell interviews Clay and Liston in the ring. Keiter interviews Sugar Ray Robinson and Joe Louis. Howard Cosell recaps the fight; he interviews Dick Young of the Daily News and Clay's trainer Angelo Dundee.
Cassius Clay is heard live during an extended News Press Conference in its entirety from Cassius Clay's dressing room. He gets justice from the press who mostly downplayed his ability and his chances of winning this fight. Clay asks all, "Who's The Greatest?"
There is a wrap-up with Les Keiter and comments from UPI sports editor Leo Peterson. In addition, on the following day, CBS Sports With Frank Gifford is heard. Frank Gifford recounts the fight. There is a brief interview with fight physician Alexander Robbins, who stopped the fight giving Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), his first championship.
NOTE: This original direct line recording by Phil Gries is considered the most complete and the most qualitative audio version of all other extant existing versions of ABC Radio's broadcast of this championship fight.
ABC'S WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS
Muhammad Ali, Howard Cosell, Cassius Clay, Frank Sinatra, Brian London, Les Keiter, Bill Fleming
April 29th, 1961-January 3rd, 1998 (ABC)
A thirty-year fixture late Saturday afternoons on ABC, "ABC's Wide World Of Sports" was the brainchild of ABC sports director Roone Arledge. The show was known to cover almost any type of sport, portraying "The Thrill Of Victory and The Agony Of Defeat." Jim McKay hosted the program from its onset and served as anchor for many years. Principal commentators over the years included Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford, Chris Schenkel, Keith Jackson, Bud Palmer, Bill Fleming, Bob Beattie, and Warner Wolf. The show's final broadcast aired on January 3rd, 1998.
On today's episode: live coverage of the Muhammad Ali-Brian London heavyweight fight from London, England. Begins with the Frank Sinatra song, "How Long Will It Last?" Pre-fight interviews with Ali and London by Howard Cosell. Ali wins by third-round knockout and is interviewed in the ring by Cosell.
Blow-by-blow of the fight via Mutual Radio with Les Keiter at ringside.
MUHAMMAD ALI VS. CLEVELAND WILLIAMS: ABC RADIO
Muhammad Ali, Cassius Clay, Les Keiter, Cleveland Williams, Bill Stern, Gene Ward, Ernie Terrell
Muhammad Ali vs. Cleveland Williams from the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. There are pre-fight comments from Bill Stern, Les Keiter, Ernie Terrell, Ali, Williams, and NY Daily News sportswriter Gene Ward. Ali wins via a third round TKO.
MUHAMMAD ALI VS. CLEVELAND WILLIAMS
Muhammad Ali, Howard Cosell, Cassius Clay, Les Keiter, Cleveland Williams
Muhammad Ali vs. Cleveland Williams in a heavyweight bout. Ali wins via 3rd round TKO. Pre-fight interviews and fight on ABC radio with Les Keiter calling the blow-by-blow from ringside.
HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING: MUHAMMAD ALI VS. CLEVELAND WILLIAMS
Muhammad Ali, Howard Cosell, Les Keiter, Cleveland Williams
Muhammad Ali scores a third round TKO over Cleveland Williams at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
An ABC radio broadcast.
Les Keiter reports the blow-by-blow from ringside.
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