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Old 01-02-2013, 10:53 PM   #22
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Default Re: No fighter could do what Foreman did in his career.

Originally Posted by Theron View Post
I would of wrote

Winning an Olympic gold with only 2 years of boxing under his belt and 20 amateur fights or something

winning the championship knocking down undefeated Frazier 6 times

Winning the title back after a 10 year layoff becoming the oldest heavyweight champion

Much easier...
Beat me to it by 6 minutes!

Neat parallel thinking here, as I was actually going to include the destruction of Frazier as well, out of my huge respect for Frazier as a fighter.

However, Frazier was susceptible to huge punchers, as the Bonavena fights attest. On the other hand, Ringo couldn't close the show. Bottom line: no one ever remotely did what Foreman did to Smokin' Joe.

The above reasons suffice, though.
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