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Old 11-16-2012, 06:49 AM   #47
Unforgiven
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Default Re: Poorest Title Fight Performances

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Originally Posted by Senor Pepe' View Post
Modern Day,

Muhammad Ali versus Alfredo Evangilista.

It has to be the absolute worst, and on National Televsion.

At the Press Conference, Alfredo made Ali look pathetic, when he told
him to act like a grown-up, and not some wise ass street punk.

At the Press Conference before the bout,

The Champion was performing like some struggling comic, in a back room
lounge at a second-rate Casino in Las Vegas.

The only people laughing were his hangers-on, and a few press hacks.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbPC_7LcX58[/ame]


[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWY-wJ1EwUI[/ame]


Yes, could be the worse championship fight ever.

I don't understand how Ali gets a free pass on so many of these outings.

Sure, he did great things in some famed fights, but he pushed the concepts of "milking the title" and "going through the motions" to unpalatable levels.
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