Originally Posted by Unforgiven
Didn't Ali call Perez a '****' ?
Ali accused Perez of being paid by gamblers to save Joe from getting KO'd early.
I think Ali did what he needed to do to win, but the fight was close.
Sure, the referee could have warned him, deducted points, possibly DQ'd him because the 'neck -hold' was getting ridiculous.
I'm not sure how much Eddie Futch protested at the time. Futch was a great cornerman but seemed a very gentle man. If it was Angelo Dundee in Joe's corner you would have heard him cursing Perez in his face and that might have made an impact.
I'm not sure of this, I don't know. Just speculating.
Dundee would NEVER have allowed one of his fighter's opponents to get away with what the cheating Ali pulled in the second Frazier fight.
Props to Senor Pepe' for bringing this topic up.
I know the Ali Cabana Boy set don't like it, but we all need to be reminded of another one of their hero's scams now and again.