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Old 11-19-2012, 12:41 AM   #33
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Default Re: Muhammmad Ali vs Buster Mathis 'The Battle of the Fat Bastards'

Originally Posted by Unforgiven View Post
Yeah, the standards were higher in those days. But that didn't stop Buster Mathis enjoying the life of a heavyweight contender.

Ali was 215 against Frazier earlier in March of that year, 227 for Mathis in November. Something was wrong somewhere.
Yeah, but does a 12-pound weight gain on a heavyweight make that much of a difference? It's not like 12 extra pounds turns Ali from a svelte, lean fighter into a tub of lard.
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