Originally Posted by Azzer85
Ike had a good chin, big, strong guy, lots of stamina.
This fight would be very tough for Ali, HOWEVER i did notice some cracks in Ikes invincibility, he seemed very frustrated against Byrd, u can tell the look on his face after one of the rounds. The longer this fight goes on, the more i feel Ike may do something crazy. Yes i know he went the distance with Tua, but Tua stood in front of him, something Ali wont do.
Its a 50/50 fight, but i see Ike losing his sanity somewhere in the later rounds, on top of that, you also have to take into consideration Alis mindgames.
Very true Ike was pulling some weird faces in the Byrd bout like he was already seeing demons, Ali is the ultimate in mindgames and would get into Ike's head no doubt but to what effect? Would it make Ike be more aggressive or would it make him pull a Foreman and cave in mentally? If it's the former Ike might win, the latter Ali.