Originally Posted by ETM
113 Times in 12 rounds. This according to Eddie Futch in 'CornerMen' Ronald Fried.
I believe that had Perez taken a point for Ali after a couple of warnings that would have been fair. Then the fight probably changes. Ali either keeps holding and loses another point or understands that he must use different tactics.
As far as the claim of racism ah...Joe Frazier was black too. That was a weak excuse by Perez. I do believe that the big $$ Ali brought in allowed him to get away with things like this and why he won so many close decisions.
thats just the way boxing goes at times.
Eddie Futch said that he and Joe never considered that fight a loss.
Frazier was lucky Ali spent so much time holding, if he had hit him more Joe would have been blind after the halfway mark.
As it was Frazier looked like he had stuck his head in a bees nest .