Re: Referee - Tony Perez 'I Should Have DQ'd Muhammad Ali'
I just watched the fight again.
It was incessant holding from Ali. No need to count them, it was constant.
Both fighters looked washed-up to me. Not a great deal of refined skill or technique exhibited. Like a couple of cartoon alley cats scrapping.
It's untenable to hold this era of heavyweight up as somehow superior to the fighters of the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, in terms of skills and boxing technique anyway.
Quite an entertaining fight though, considering all the negatives. Ali did all that holding but he unleashed enough punches.