Originally Posted by On The Money
No he wouldn't. Joe Bugner was no Wlad in power or pedigree but Ali couldn't destroy him and he had two goes at it. Best for Ali is a UD imo.
Bugner's chin was the difference, Wlad doesn't have Bugner's chin.
I actually don't think Ali would be able to stop Wlad, but I think
he's fast enough and punches stiff enough to keep Wlad hurt enough to make him go into a shell and not want to throw, (lets be honest Wlad doesn't like to even throw against the slow plodding guys).
I can envision a late stoppage (maybe) not a blowout, Ali's not that
kind of fighter.