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Old 11-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #33
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Default Re: Did Folley take the fall against Ali?

Originally Posted by Senor Pepe' View Post
Zora Folley did 'crash' more than a few times from mediocre punches,
as in his 2nd-bout with Doug Jones.

Before entering the ring versus Cassius Clay, the (35 year, 10 month old)
had complied a 74-7-4 (40 KO's) record.

Though Zora was a capable fighter, his best days had long since passed
him by (1958 thru 1961).

But, Zora did still carry a good straight right-hand, as witnessed when
he dropped and defeated Argetninian Strong Man, Oscar Bonavena.

Zora, who had gone 11-0-1 (5 KO's) since his last loss in July 1963
versus Ernie Terrell - was riding a 3 1/2 year 'unbeaten streak'.

Victories over the likes of; Billy Daniels, George Chuvalo, Tod Herring,
Gerhard Zech, Oscar Bonavena, Bob Foster, Jefferson Davis 'twice', Henry Clark,
Floyd Joyner - and a Draw with Karl Mildenberger in Germany - certified
Zora as a 'worthy veteran challenger'.

Here in December 1962, 31 year-old - Zora is 'flattened' by 185 lb. Doug Jones in their rematch.
The Folley-Jones fight is actually one of the best HW fights I've seen. Like Marquez-Barrera, only bigger guys and with a KO.
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