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Old 12-11-2012, 04:40 AM   #8
MadcapMaxie
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Default Re: How Come Ali Has Never Been TKO'd from a Bodyshot?

He took some hellacious shots for sure, he conditioned his body alot throughout his career with alot of ab exercises, medicine ball throws to the body and allowing his sparring partners to wail away on his midsection. Theres one clip I've seen back when he was still Clay where his letting someone throw a medicine ball full force into his body while he's just screaming "HARDER!" so even when he was younger he had an iron tummy.

Added to this his extreme toughness, mental strength and probably the most underrated aspects his ability to roll with and block punches. He was also a great at not exhibiting emotion even if he was hurt. The most hurt I've seen him from a body shot would be the 3rd Norton fight where after taking a left hook to the body he crouches over in pain, happened somewhere around 5-6th round.
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