Originally Posted by Danmann
Ali was not considered greatest by boxing experts when he fought, he was called greatest by generation of new writers who loved his attitude and politics. Check out old boxing magazines from 1960's and 1970's to see how experts rated him.
He did not deserve second fight decison agianst Frazier, he held 132 times in recount done by Eddie Futch. I know Futch was in fraziers corner, but he still had the fight film to point out to reporters and he counted it out for them. If Frazier gets that decision, promoters lose millions. People talk now of Arum and others being crooked, look at how Ali was given a total gift in boht Norton rematches.
If Promoters would lose millions if Ali lost the second fight then why did they give Frazier the first fight.