Originally Posted by Danmann
Not fixed, but so many things were against foreman and in Ali's favor that it might have well have been. Ropes were loose, ref was favorable to Ali, the country they fought in was so agaisnt Foreman by fight time their was talk they might kill him if he won, and Foreman was so freaked out by fight time he fought like a zombie with no bite. Keep in mind when Foreman tried to eave to go home during postponment due to injury, they would not let him leave the country.
an entire country against him?! damn...if only ali knew what it was like to be hated, exiled, reviled and have to defend your title.