Originally Posted by starapple
He wasn't a monster slugger like Marciano, Foreman, Shavers and others but do you think he still had some seldom discussed hidden power?
Yes, but he did deserve it. Ali was a mover, it is impossible for him to get set and hit you with big shots and therefore no one thought he had the power. Remember his motto was jab and move, stick and move. Besides the casual observe cannot see or appreciate the strength of Ali's punches, they do not understand that a punch that cuts a guy or bloodies his nose, or bust his lip, or snaps his head back hurts like hell. a jab is a punch in the face, and a good jab can shake you up just as bad.
Marciano was not a slugger he was a swarmer. He got infront of you and threw punches like bat shit, and when you got tired he'd knock you out.