Originally Posted by he grant
INteresting ... never heard this about Zanon ... as far as Bobick goes, I'm sure it is one of Ali's regrets ... taking on an undefeated Bobick who proved to be a second clas heavyweight was a big , easy payday for him to have missed out on ... likely far easier that Shavers or even Spinks ..
Jet Magazine (May 19, 1977)
Discusses Muhammad Ali and Lorenzo Zanon.
They both signed tentative agreements in March 1977.
After Zanon upset WBA #6 Alfredo Evangilista in February 1977.
Lorenzo Zanon signed a tentative agreement, but Don King could not meet Zanon's
That match was cancelled, and Evangilista was slid in, when he agreed to the smaller fight purse.
Mumammad Ali also had a tentative agreement with Mike Schutte
for February 1977.
Remember, Ali retired in October 1976, but un-retired and retired
about a dozen times in late-1976 and early-1977......