Originally Posted by Blacc Jesus
Wasn't he still the fastest in the HW division for the most part?
And who in your opinion were the fastest HW's during the 70's?
When Ali returned to the ring he was still the fastest around. But the speed and reflexes began to slow around 1976. Maybe Jimmy Young was the fastest in the mid 1970's, and Larry Holmes took the distinction in the late 1970's.
When Ali fought Young he said, Jimmy reminded me of myself when I was younger. Now that I think about it, the 70ís wasnít a decade with speedy heavyweights..