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Old 11-06-2012, 12:27 PM   #4
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Default Re: how much of an influence was archie moore on cassius clay ?

There's no such thing as the "Rope A Dope" really.

Archie Moore actually could fight off the ropes and avoid getting hit, and counter. He had those sorts of skills. It was boxing off the ropes.

Ali's "Rope A Dope" was just covering up and getting pummelled and then coming back. It was impressive sometimes (notably v. Foreman), but was suicidal. It was ridiculous tough man stuff. It caused awful brain damage, imo.
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