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Old 12-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #45
PhillyPhan69
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Default Re: Holmes (early 80s) vs. Ali (late 60s)

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Originally Posted by Stevie G View Post
Yeah. Cassius Clay



Seriously,anyone can be beaten on a given night. These topics ask who we would start as FAVOURITE in hypothetical fights. No doubt you have your own selection whom you would back to win more than they would lose.
I assume bias does come into play, even though I try and guard against it....I personally don't like Ali (As a frazier/Philly guy I am pretty certain that, that is illegle anyway)...but I don't think I overly favor guys that I like (Outside of eubank whom I am always in the minority picking).

I rate Ali # 2 ATG and although I have never really done an ATG hypothetical H2H list, he would probably be top 3 and definately top 5...I favor only Frazier, Marciano & Louis over Ali (Due to styles...Louis is the only guy I call greater)...I see this fight as 50/50 and only voted Holmes because I figured very few others would. I think this is about as close a fight as their is to call (well along with Frazier/Marciano and Liston/Foreman).
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