Re: Joe Frazier vs Eddie Futch: Manila
I've heard Gil Clancy opine that Futch should have let Frazier go out for the final round,given how exhausted Ali was.
Personally,I think despite collapsing after the fight,Ali would have managed to last another three minutes.I also believe that Frazier would have taken a beating,but the fight have done the distance. Maybe,long-term Joe may have found this psychologically easier to accept and retired then and there.
But if we take the fight in isolation,it probably was the correct call.Frazier had already lost and he was not capable of doing anything that would change this fact.