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Old 10-16-2012, 03:53 PM   #13
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Default Re: Would Ali be as fast as he was if he was active today?

Originally Posted by PowerPuncher View Post
With modern nutritionist and supplements (nevermind weights and steroids) Ali would weigh an extra 10-20lbs of ripped muscle and be actually faster.

If he did olympic weightlifting (NOT BODYBUILDING WEIGHTLIFTING AS MOST HWs do) and plymotetrics he would be faster and more explosive still and add a bit more muscle.
So Ali would be an athletic superheavyweight weighting 230-240 lbs?

That's quite a lot for a guy who started in the olympics as a light heavy.

Also Ali could fight in the cruiser division if he was active today.
When he was 24 he made 201 lbs in the Cooper fight, Haye got in the ring at around 210 lbs.

He was 212 lbs against frazier in 74, surely the simplest weight draining and staying fit can keep him in the cruiserweight division as long as he wants to be.
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