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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 *******s'

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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