Originally Posted by clark
No way Holmes wins. No way!
If Giachetti was in his corner, I'd agree, but Futch understood Ali, and I think it should be factored in that Holmes hired Eddie after he became champion, and highly valued his counsel. (That's why he was so upset when Futch did the traditional thing, and sat out Larry's final defense against fellow student Mike Spinks. In contrast, Ali actually gave his blessing for Dundee to work the opposite corner with Ellis, and Angelo dearly wanted to win that one. But Futch understood Muhammad better than Dundee himself.)
There's no way this ends in a stoppage. A peak Muhammad was unable to do this with a one eyed Terrell, and they were both boxing stylists above all else. No stoppage, and no knockdowns. This one's going the limit.