Originally Posted by Senor Pepe'
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.