Re: Muhammad Ali vs. Willie 'The Cannon' Shannon '1980'
CBS-TV decided not to go with the Muhammad Ali vs Willie 'The Cannon' Shannon
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.
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.