QUOTE (JLUVBABY @ May 3 2010, 09:06 AM)
thanks for the responses... was just interested in what you guys thought... i feel ya mbills but it hit me while watching that... one more fight for ali and he's a little sharper could have led to an ali victory and a complete change of the heavyweight landscape as we knew it to be back then... does foreman ever win the belts if this happens?... the 70's belonged to ali...
It has been almost 40 years, but I can still remember the very same discussion with my brothers BEFORE the fight. One of my brothers modeled his style after Frazier, right down to the left hook (tough little bastard, to this day). He claimed Frazier would KO Ali with the left hook. I said that it would never happen. We all agreed that Ali was coming back too fast. We felt he needed two more fights before going after Frazier.
When it comes to George Foreman (even given the fact that I am a huge Ali fan) you could have put a motherfucking rhino in the ring the night he took out Frazier and the pachyderm was going down for the count. The Foreman that showed up against Ali was a completely different animal.