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Old 07-07-2007, 09:10 AM   #18
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Default Re: Ali vs Foreman : 2

Originally Posted by Duodenum
An awful lot of people have said the cards were stacked in Ali's favor against George, but except for the arena audience, it seems to me that a stronger case could be made for Foreman having the competitive advantages as the match started.

Give me partisan crowd ahead of any other advantage every day of the week.

Originally Posted by Duodenum
And would George have left the Astrodome in a he****?

Ali couldn't budge Evangelista (well Alfredo did have a mild paper cut after the fight) so I'm sure George would have gambled his health on a fight at the beginning of 1977. Instead he had to fight another of the Top 5 (having only fought the other four). Makes sense.

ps. Bet he wished he was Tony Tucker, who could just sit there and be installed mandatory contender AND receive a title shot.
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