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wolterb
post Dec 30 2012, 04:20 PM
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Would Foreman have beaten Ali in a rematch had it taken place in 74' or within a couple years after?

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My opinion is, Yes he absolutely would have! Ali is thee luckiest boxer on this planet when it came to his career (imho). One such example is the outcome of the rumble in the jungle. If fate exists, it appeared to be on the side of Ali in that first fight.

Had a rematch happened, Foreman would've battered Ali and maybe put him on the canvas too on way to a decision win.

What does everyone else think?
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BoxingStill#1
post Dec 30 2012, 10:04 PM
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Its hard to speculate about "what could have been" in this sport,.

Also "luck" isnt something that happens very often

You are given 12 rounds to get the job done, (in those days 15)... Ali's win over foreman was an example of his ring intelligence and athleticism... did foreman crack, hell yea,.. but its hard to say how a rematch would have played..

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post Dec 31 2012, 08:07 AM
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QUOTE (mgrover @ Dec 30 2012, 04:41 PM) *
probably but in the mans defence at that point in his career he wasn't the same fighter, thats why i see it such a big victory because he didn't quite have his legs to help him and he still came out the victor


I agree completely. this thread is not intended to diminish ali in anyway.

QUOTE (BoxingStill#1 @ Dec 30 2012, 10:04 PM) *
Its hard to speculate about "what could have been" in this sport,.

Also "luck" isnt something that happens very often

You are given 12 rounds to get the job done, (in those days 15)... Ali's win over foreman was an example of his ring intelligence and athleticism... did foreman crack, hell yea,.. but its hard to say how a rematch would have played..


Speculation in 'this sport' is cake but alright. you don't like my word choice of luck - may i substitute it with fortunate? Ali was fortunate that Foreman played into his strategy so well. Not everyone would have. On another night Foreman would not have, in a rematch he sure as hell would not have. Also, I would say the rumble in the jungle is indicative of when Ali won fights based on his popularity and sheer tenacity and less and less by ring intelligence or athleticism. It is hard to say how a rematch would have played, but condescending to state that in a thread begging the very question.
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