Re: Muhammmad Ali vs Buster Mathis 'The Battle of the Fat Bastards'
Muhammad Ali realizing he could not take out Buster Mathis in 6 Rounds like he
predicted, was forced to box and move.
It was a 'dull fight', but it was Buster who was forcing the fight.
Buster Mathis, who had not fought since March 1969 (2 1/2 years) actually started
to press, and landed some half-way decent punches on a 'flopping Ali'.
After Round 8, Buster Mathis told his Trainer Joe Fariello, 'This guy has nothing, and neither do I.'
Before Round 10, Buster could hardly breathe, and told Fariello, 'I'm so tired, I don't think I can
make it through this round'.
Stiil, an exhausted, out-of-shape, inactive and light-punching Buster Mathis was the one that
still forced the fight in Round 10, and again in Round 11, before falling down from exhaustion.
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 11-19-2012 at 08:27 AM.