Originally Posted by salsanchezfan
While it's of course interesting to see Ali in all his late-60's glory as the blindingly fast and nimble fighter at the peak of his powers, I think it's more interesting to look at how he morphed from that and tailored his style over time. It was born our of necessaity for sure, but not all fighters can change sufficiently to augment their style and prolong their careers that way.
Yeah, and even if the could, most fighters couldn't/wouldn't want to
take that much punishment and end up the way Ali did anyway.
It was a very unwise way to prolong a career.