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Old 12-11-2012, 03:15 AM   #6
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Default Re: How Come Ali Has Never Been TKO'd from a Bodyshot?

How?

A mixture of the brutal conditioning that Luis Sarria would put Ali through, Ali's penchant to 'practice' absorbing punishment to his body in camp (especially in the later career stages) and his enormous (if not unmatched among Hvy champions) willpower and determination.

I have no doubt that some of the lesser Hvy champions, let alone many lesser Hvy fighters, would allow themselves to be hurt and crumble when exposed to the body attacks that Ali absorbed- Ali's will just would not yeild to the pain an opponent inflicted on him. Some of Ali's expressions when hurt to the body are amazing- his determination not to 'give' is just written on his face...must have been some realization for his opponents!
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