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Old 10-11-2012, 07:05 PM   #7
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: Muhammad Ali vs. Willie 'The Cannon' Shannon '1980'

Double DD,

CBS-TV decided not to go with the Muhammad Ali vs Willie 'The Cannon' Shannon
bout because;

A) Muhammad Ali was near 235 lbs., and still not in shape.

B) On Televison, Muhammad would like a 'whale' at 235 lbs., versus a 'skinny' 182 lb.
Willie Shannon.

C) Nobody was sure, if Willie Shannon could handle a 'heavyweight punch', even one
from a 'fat old man'.

D) CBS-TV was getting 'called out' for prolonging Muhammad Ali's career by giving
him an untested and undersized opponent.
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