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Old 11-30-2012, 01:02 PM   #18
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Default Re: would the rope of dope worked against...

Originally Posted by RockyJim View Post
Ali used the rope-a-dope in the 1970's because he didn't have the legs that he had in the 1960's...his hope was that his opponents would tire themselves out by punching Ali as he covered up on the ropes...
His strategy was to stay in the middle of the ring, foreman simply got him in the ropes, and Ali was certainly lucky the ropes were so loose.

foreman could have fought smarter but at the same time Ali was lucky too.
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