Originally Posted by Legend X
I'll have to check out the Manila fight again.
I'm thinking Ali stood there soaking up a savage body beating on the inside, and toughed it out with pure rugged courage - rather than showed any skills of in-fighting.
But maybe I'm wrong.
He has a good guard and stance, and is disciplined and sharp with his counters. Also, I like his movement in the early rounds. Much more textbook and economical than his trademark "dancing".