Originally Posted by red cobra
I just don't think Folley had much of a chin...he was a patsy for Ali. I think Eddie Machen would have given Clay a much better fight. He was ballsier, could move better and had a better chin than Folley.
Machen was a tricky fighter man just a smooth operator. I actually might watch him take on Liston now, haven't seen that one in a while
Folley knew his stuff but yeah like you said he was never durable and as long as you didnt let him control you with the jab you could take him. Folleys jab to the body in the Ali fight was smart though and it bought him some time.
No it wasn't a dive.