Originally Posted by piscator
. I started watching in the '50's.
Wlad vs. Ali? My head says Ali gets his head knocked off, even in his prime. Wlad is too big, too skilled, too fast, too focused.
But my heart says Ali would figure out a way, pull a rabbit out of the hat, like he did with Foreman in Kinshasha. Ali was magic.
Wlad and Ali? Probably the two best heavyweights ever.
Basically, the one thing that can't be quantified is Ali's determination.
Wlad is too big, too strong, too fast, too skilled, too athletic.
Ali is too strong willed, which he pays dearly for now, but it is the single most important attribute Ali had that could determine the outcome of the fight.