Originally Posted by Sonny's jab
"The people who picked Ali's opponents during his career did a masterful job. Sometimes they had to bite the bullet and go after a Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, or George Foreman. But apart from that, they generally chose fighters who were too old or too slow and never at their peak. Occasionally, they made a mistake. Doug Jones was a mistake. And of course, when Ali got old, any fight was dangerous."
EDDIE FUTCH, quoted in Thomas Hauser's "Muhammad Ali:His Life And Times"
What's especially ironic is that his implication applies more to Joe Frazier than it does Ali.