Originally Posted by Lord Tywin
A gargoyle? Frazier had a slight swelling by his right eye from the Ali jabs, and a slight swelling around his mouth. He hardly looked like a gargoyle, or like he had walked into a bees nest.
He certainly looked nowhere near as bad as he did in the first fight (which he won) or the third fight. Besides, since when is swelling indicative of a winner?
Frazier had a tendency to swell even in some fights he won fairly handily.
Its an indication that a boxer is getting hit with more than "shoeshine punches".