Titans of Wrestling #62: Muhammad Ali vs Antonio Inoki

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As part of the first Titans-Two-In-One, Kelly and Johnny discuss the road to the infamous boxer vs wrestler match between Muhammad Ali and Antonio Inoki from June 25 (26 in Japan), 1976! Among the fantastic footage discussed:

-Muhammad Ali/Gorilla Monsoon angle, June 1 (aired June 5), 1976 Philadelphia Arena

-Muhammad Ali vs Buddy Wolfe, June 12 ABC Wide World of Sports

-Muhammad Ali vs “Sodbuster” Kenny Jay, June 12 International Amphitheater, Chicago

-Muhammad Ali and Freddie Blassie on the Tonight Show, hosted by McLean Stevenson, June 14

-Pre-fight footage from Japanese TV

And then, Mystery Titans Theatre has Kelly and Johnny look at, not only all 15, um, interesting rounds of Ali vs Inoki, but also the forgotten classic (seriously!) between Andre the Giant and heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner from Shea Stadium. Here’s the audio track (Titans Extra! – also on the feed) for the Ali vs. Inoki fight and the video for Andre/Wepner:

https://soundcloud.com/jerryvonkramer/ali-vs-inoki

So listen to the road to the fight discussion on Titans #62, then watch the fights on Dailymotion, and finally come back to the pod as Kelly and Johnny wrap things up and make some important announcements regarding future podcasts.

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https://soundcloud.com/jerryvonkramer/titans-of-wrestling-62-muhammad-ali-vs-antonio-inoki

Author: Titans of Wrestling

Join Parv, Pete, Kelly and Johnny as they travel back in time to look at the state of WWF wrestling in the late 70s through the early 80s. Along the way they also make pit stops in Portland, St. Louis and other territories to cover their history, angles and differences from other promotions of the time. They discuss the prominent matches and promos of the era and leave no stone unturned as they talk through wrestler bios, psychology, and jobber matches. The cherries on top are some of the funniest commentaries and best wrestler impressions you’ll ever hear!