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Old 08-19-2012, 06:46 AM   #31
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Default Re: ALI's (Possible Opponents 1967 thru 1970)

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Originally Posted by Andrei00 View Post
There are plenty of things that could happen in 2 years. But the only way Clay would stand a real chance against Frazier was if he fought him early in his career, unexperienced. All the dancing and running in the world wouldn't really help Ali in my opinion, since Joe was good enough to get past his jab, and had the power to end Clay's night for good with a single left hook.
Disagree there. Frazier was at his peak in the FOTC Ali wasn't and he still put plenty of hurt on Frazier,and no one knocks Ali out.
I think it's fair to assume that a peaking Ali in '68 or '69 beats Frazier.
Having said that although I'm a big Ali fan I would never dismiss Joe Frazier's chances, to me he was one of the best.
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