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Old 07-13-2011, 08:34 PM   #37
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Default Re: Joe Frazier vs Eddie Futch: Manila

Great post and a really fascinating read. I understand some of the points put forward about letting Frazier go out for the last round. I guess it depends on your view of towards what a trainer should prioritise - the somewhat animalistic instict of a fighter to keep going no matter what, or concern for a human life. Whilst the bond between a trainer and fighter is vitally important, and trust a core part of that, I think any life is too valuable to gamble with in a case like Ali - Frazier III and Futch made the right call in challenging circumstances.
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