Originally Posted by JeanPaulValley
The ropes were intentionally loosened and the Ref was an Ali fan for sure. Foreman was up at the count of 8 and he was wide eyed and his legs were fine yet the ref finished the count. If that fight happened today,George would have gotten up and continued the fight.
The ropes were not intentionally loosened it was the heat that made them loose. Also it does not matter if Foreman got up as Ali would have won that fight anyway and most likely would have still knocked him out as foreman at that point had nothing left in him.