Will Packer To Produce True-Crime Podcast Series About Muhammad Ali Fight Night Heist For iHeartMedia

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EXCLUSIVE: The story of an notorious armed theft after Muhammad Ali’s historic 1970 comeback battle is the topic of a brand new true-crime podcast sequence from Will Packer.

The Ladies Journey producer has teamed with iHeartMedia and Jeff Keating’s Georgia-based manufacturing firm Doghouse Footage for Fight Night.

The sequence tells the story of how on the night time of Ali’s defeat of Jerry Quarry, which got here after he was banned from boxing for refusing to enter the army draft, a whole bunch of company at an after-party have been robbed at gunpoint. It seems to be on the celebration that  changed into one of many largest armed robberies the nation has ever seen.

Keating, who co-wrote the podcast with Jim Roberts, will host the sequence with Dan Bush, Lars Jacobson, and Kenny Burns exec producing. Packer and James Lopez, President of Will Packer Productions will co-produce the iHeartRadio Unique.

It is going to launch on October 26 – the 50th anniversary of the battle.

“What occurred in Atlanta shortly after heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali made his celebrated return to the ring is a real crime thriller that can hold listeners craving extra, particularly with the 50th anniversary of the battle and horrendous crime so close to,” mentioned Conal Byrne, President of the iHeartPodcast Community. “Will Packer Media and Doghouse Footage are identified for his or her groundbreaking and modern content material. Partnering with them on this present will deliver the very best degree of storytelling to this layered podcast.”

“That is the kind of mission that’s good for the podcasting house: charming, excessive stakes, suspenseful – all in opposition to the backdrop of a historic second within the nice Muhammad Ali’s profession,” mentioned Packer. “True crime aficionados and people new to the style might be enthralled by this piece.”

“We’re excited to accomplice with iHeartMedia and Will Packer Media to lastly share with the world this riveting crime which displays race and relationships from the early 1970’s,” added Jeff Keating.  “The friendship between the hustler, Gordon ‘Hen Man’ Williams and cop, JD Hudson, involves life via their fascinating interviews, which span 5 a long time and have by no means been heard earlier than.”

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