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Old 09-30-2012, 09:25 AM   #19
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Default Re: If Ali fought Teofilo Stevenson ?

Boxing is boxing, but three rounds is very different from fifteen. One might even say someone who has the kind of lasting success at one of them had a physical disposition to it.

Maximizing your advantages in a short period of time requires a vastly different skillset than competing over five times that same distance. Who knows if he'd even have been a lasting contender?

The chances of him beating Ali at his peak even if he did turn pro early are statistically miniscule.

Random thought: What if George Foreman had remained an amateur his entire career?
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