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Old 05-22-2008, 06:30 AM   #57
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Default Re: What Fighter's Downfall Saddened You The Most?

Ali against Holmes was very sad. I was young at the time, and watch it with my father who had lived through the Cassius Clay years. I think Ali's downfall and subsequent condition effected a whole generation of casual boxing fans. For the casual fans who used to watch big fights on Tv in the 60s and new colour Tv in the 70s, ALI was the lifeblood and justification of an otherwise morally suspect pursuit of prize-fighting. He was glamour, flair, skill, and showmanship.
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