Originally Posted by Unforgiven
I don't think it's just holding that is a problem with Ali's performance, it's the type of holding he employed.
He wasn't tying Frazier up like many fights would, ie. clinching Frazier's arms, he was using a blatant neck hold, something akin to wrestling move.
Frank Bruno did same thing to Tyson and was docked a point before the mid-way mark of the 1st round.
Anyway, it is what it is. The referee ignored the fouling and the rest is history.
No, Bruno was docked a point for rabbit-punching after turning Tyson in a clinch, and warned throughout the bout for holding and hitting. Like most fighters, Bruno was never penalised for holding alone.