Originally Posted by Unforgiven
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.
This can only be applicable for the post Manilla phase of Muhammad's career,imo. Prior to that,he had n't really taken that much punishment. With the exception of the Frazier fights and Norton bouts (I & II in this case)