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Old 10-07-2012, 03:07 PM   #27
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Default Re: 'Compassionate Cassius Clay, To Give Big Cat A Chance'

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Originally Posted by Senor Pepe' View Post
janitor,

Well, after the 'Big Cat' came back, there wasn't anyone who wasn't wishing he
could get back to where he once was.

The power was there, but his ability to take a 'solid shot' and absorb it on one good
leg (left leg), was obviously going to affect his performance.

You can take his bout with 'Big Ben' Black, as a 'nervous night', in his first bout after the
injury. Where Cleveland nearly got knocked out, before landing a 'desperation' left hook.

But, Mel Turnbow flooring him 'twice' early in their bout, proved that the 'Big Cat' was
damaged goods.
I agree that Williams was shot, but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

It was not obvious to everybody at the time, and there were still those who perceived the Big Cat as a threat.
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