Originally Posted by Miguel
Ali Vs Holmes 1980 - Ali wasn't just shot, I think Parkinsons was already very evident at that time. He was an incapable fighter at that point - at the very latest he should have quit after regaining the title from Leon Spinks in 1978 - the sensible time to quit would have been after the Thrilla in Manila
The 2 years between spinks and Holmes saw a huge decline in Ali all round
The weight loss didn't help either. If anything he looked better against Berbick than against Holmes (albeit inferior opposition).