Originally Posted by mcvey
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 .
I am being real. Your emotional because obviously you love Ali and anything he does is Ok. If your want to tell me Ali was doing Joe a favor by holding him that would make you typical of many other Nuthugging Ali fans. Straighten UP.
In reality it was against the rules. Sometimes guys get away with a foul
thats part of boxing. In this case it was excessive holding and not only holding but grabbing Frazier behind the head and pulling him in so Joe couldnt work inside.
Should Ali have been DQd? Cant say because I dont know if Perez even warned him about it. Thats why I stated in my earlier post that he shouldve given Ali a warning and then deducted 1 point if it continued.
It depends on what Ali after that.
Why would the rules be any different for Ali? this is not complicated.