Originally Posted by DamonD
Both Ali and Foreman were unbeaten Olympic gold medallists...hardly 'bum of the month'.
They certainly had earned their shots, put it that way. Though I guess that most of the guys at the time wouldn't have guessed at them beng true top 20 ATG's for their weight classs.
Though Liston didn't think so. He saw saw Ali as a guy who should be fighting an eliminator rather than stepping straight in with him - he wanted Ali to fight Williams first. Either way, as far as this one is concerned, Liston expected to blow Muhammad out of the water.
Though I personally wonder about that fight.