Originally Posted by ripcity
Assuming that Stevenson only fought in the 72 games and turned pro after that. He probbly would have been at championship form no earlier than 1974. Ali and Stevenson might not have meet till 1976. If Stevenson's game tranlated in to the pros he would have at some point been a champion. Considering that Ali was not at his best in 1976. I can see this going either way.
I give Stevenson a better shot in this scenario, then the straight turning pro and challenging in fight number one.