Originally Posted by dyna
Ali had a pretty limited defence, once he became slower he found that out.
Young Ali should have been better.
Every person I listed was in regards to what they were in their prime. A prime Ali, imo, had the best defense out of any heavyweight. Not so much because of his skill/defensive knowledge, but because of his sheer reflexes and instinct.
I agree, once his reflexes had slowed his defense severely suffered and he was not near being the heavyweight with the best defense.