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Old 08-29-2007, 04:36 AM   #13
Sweet Science
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Default Re: Ali's Prime Opposition

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Originally Posted by TIGEREDGE
PEOPLE TALK about mike tysons oppostion in the 80's being poor, what about Ali's:

Liston: Two fights with Ali were a fixed. He was on the take no doubt about. probably very old is well
Cleveland Williams: Well past it
Ernie Terrel: Berbick, thomas, old holmes and co were as good as him
Cooper: same as terrel
Patterson: Good fighter who had saw better days
george chuvalo: very tough but a decent fighter at best
zora folley: well past it
brian london: never was. same with Karl Mildenberger

Don't get me wrong, ali made up for this in the 70's. his resume in the later years was better than any hw in history.

But people talk about ALI THIS, ALI THAT IN HIS PRIME. JOE FRAZIER AND THE REST WOULD NEVER STAND A CHANCE

BULLSHIT

I think ali was the best HW ever but he was not head shoulders above everyone else. I think joe louis, larry holmes, mike tyson, 50's sonny liston and george foreman push him close

Tyson never beat a great hw, but the fighters he destroyed in the 80's were good, solid fighters. thomas, berbick, williams, smith, tucker, biggs, old holmes, and tubbs were good soid solid pro's who tyson beat with ease
Overall, Ali has one of the very best resumes in boxing history. Yes, the fighters he faced during the 70's were more dangerous and probably better overall. However, even during the 60's he faced some very decent fighters. I mean who, during the 60's did he fail to fight? He fought the very best available to him.
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