Originally Posted by kenmore
The Ali-Bobick fight would have been the best possible thing to happen for Duane. Ali was shot by 1977. If Evangelista could last the distance against Ali, Bobick would have done better. I think Ali would have beaten Bobick, but Duane would likely last 15 rounds and make a nice fight out of it. He would have emerged from the fight with an enhanced reputation.
Even though,by 1977,Ali was nowhere near the fighter that he'd been three years previously when he regained the title from George Foreman,I'd still take him to stop Bobick.
Even though Bobick was a lot better than Alfredo Evangelista,Ali would have been fired up more than he was for the Spaniard. The Frazier/Futch connection would have been the spur. "I whupped Joe Frazier and now I'll whup his boy" kind of thing.