Originally Posted by Dempsey1238
Thing is, Still at 36 of age, Louis or Marciano would not have been beating by a novice. Hell Louis at 37 was beating top contenders before Marciano.
That isn't the point. Fact is, neither of those guys were holding belts at that age. Louis was done being champ at 34, and marciano retired at 32, after being floored by a 39 year old lightheavyweight. Also, jimmy Bivens and Lee Savold were both past it when Louis fought them in preparation for the Marciano fight. I'll agree that Ali shouldn't have lost to Spinks, but you can't start up with this hypothetical bullshit, about what Louis and Marciano would or wouldn't do, especially if both of them had already relinquished their titles by that stage in their careers.