Originally Posted by Stonehands89
Ali did in fact hand Foreman psychological distress as much as a defeat and Foreman was not the same fighter after Zaire ever again. Forget the Lyle fight. The Foreman that rammed through Norton and Frazier was buried. He didn't believe in himself any longer because Ali -by word and deed- got into his head and exploited the self-doubt that is in every Ghetto child.
I have been saying this for the longest time, mostly without much fanfare. Once beaten, some fighters are never the same again, Foreman being one of them.