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Old 05-16-2008, 10:07 AM   #29
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Default Re: Did the exile hurt Ali's legacy or did it help it?

Covering what most people already said like but anyway...True he became personally near Hero by avoiding draft and losing his title, but in a way we will never know how much it affected his legacy as a boxer.

Those 3-1/2yrs out would have been his best, no doubt, it was his peak as a fighter, take a look at Williams / Zora Folley, he was always confident but something in him had changed around then, he had reached his peak, any heavyweight over the coming 3-4yrs would not have got near him, think he was good when Liston couldnt lay a glove on him when he was green......his peak would have been something else, he was red-hot and would have danced with and destroyed all comers, its like never seeing the 2-3 years when Tyson was awesome and at his peak.....

What we missed we'll never know, what we gained we all know.

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