Re: Referee - Tony Perez 'I Should Have DQ'd Muhammad Ali'
A hold and a clinch is one thing.
And a boxer can usually get away with a couple of 'cuffs' behind his opponent's neck.
But what Muhammad Ai did was perform in an 'unclean way' with 'intentional fouls',
which deserves a penalty.
Round 10 is a perfect round to view and analyze. Mr. Ali was obviously tired, and
was attempting to ride out the round. His 'dirty tactics' were also 'flagrant stalls'.
After the 4th 'cuffing foul', which lasted 9-seconds, Referee Perez clearly should have
broken up the hold, and informed Mr. Ali that the 'foul' was way over the line, and
one more time he would be deducted a point.
Mr. Ali would go onto perform 10 more 'cuffing fouls' on Mr. Frazier.
A Referee with balls, would have DQ'd Muhammad Ali.