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Old 07-24-2012, 07:19 AM   #11
Stevie G
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Default Re: Muhammad Ali-Jeff Shelburg in '82?

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Originally Posted by Senor Pepe' View Post
I do recall,

Muhammad Ali wanted to fight British Heavyweight - John L. Gardner in Honolulu, Hawaii.

But he was turned down by the Hawaii Boxing Commission.

Then he tried Caracas, Venezuela - Lima, Peru - Santiago, Chile - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Sao Paulo, Brazil
but was turned down everywhere in South America.

I do remember. The projected John L Gardner fight was due to take place in early 1981. Owing to Gardner's limitations,Ali would have beaten him,imo. By a creaky points verdict.
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