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Old 05-15-2008, 12:22 PM   #22
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Default Re: Did the exile hurt Ali's legacy or did it help it?

Ali would've probably been seen stronger head-to-head but weaker resume-wise. Although it wasn't planned, going away for three years built up his opponents and gave his legacy a tremendous boost. Louis should've taken notes, but then he did go to war and retired rather quickly after.
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