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View Poll Results: Was Ali-Foreman Fixed?
Yes 10 8.33%
No 91 75.83%
Probably 7 5.83%
Probably Not 12 10.00%
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:37 AM   #76
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no, i dont really like ali but i cant see this fight being fixed
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:52 AM   #77
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It was absolutely a fix,and anybody who denies it was such is clearly on the same type of medicine that Foreman got spiked with.


And for what it's worth,Foreman was also drugged in his fights with Peralta and Young.One time is a coincidence,but three times is clearly evidence of dirty,underhanded tactics.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:14 AM   #78
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I dont know that it was fixed but George Foreman looked like sloppy drunk in that fight. His coordination and his balance were terrible. Geroge was never graceful in the ring but I gotta admit that has crossed my mind.

Sadler joining Ali`s camp looks really bad. He was in Manila with Ali.
So what? Dundee ended up doing foremans corner when he won the title back off moorer. Doesnt mean a thing
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:50 AM   #79
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Of course it wasn't ****ing fixed. George tried really, REALLY hard to knock Muhammad out. It was really, REALLY hot and George got really, REALLY tired.


Where is the ****ing mystery?


A forum full of retards.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:18 AM   #80
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Of course it wasn't ****ing fixed. George tried really, REALLY hard to knock Muhammad out. It was really, REALLY hot and George got really, REALLY tired.


Where is the ****ing mystery?


A forum full of retards.
Dont u think its a bit of a coincidence, the guys who think the fight was fixed, are mainly Ali haters anyway?
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:22 AM   #81
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It just seemed that the boxing establishment was against Foreman.The only logical conclusion is that many within that establishment were white,liberal,counter-culture types that were still upset at George waving that miniature American flag at the same event that his "brothers" were making a momentous stand.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:29 AM   #82
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Foreman fought one of the dumbest fights of all time that night in 1974...
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:46 AM   #83
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Foreman fought one of the dumbest fights of all time that night in 1974...
Rocky Jim,

Not one of the dumbest,,,,,,,

But 'The Dumbest'

George made it is sooooooo easy for Cassius Clay.

Even Rudi Lubbers would have defeated 'Big George' in Zaire.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:46 AM   #84
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Was Foreman drugged?


He says he was, but that could easily be a sour grapes excuse. Despite trying to appear as a nice guy, he has never recanted.

I found a claim on another forum that Ray Robinson was at ringside and remarked at the time that Foreman looked drugged. I haven't found any verification of that anywhere else.

It isn't that outlandish to believe he was. It would have been very easy for Sadler to have done it.

I'l have to conclude it's a maybe, maybe not.


If it can be substantiated that Herbert Muhammad refused Foreman a rematch unless he was trained by Sadler, that would be a smoking gun to me. I have found nothing outside of Foreman's book indicating that.

I found that Sadler was fired as Foreman's manager prior to Zaire. He was kept as trainer. He was fired altogether after the fight and did go to work for Ali a short time later. I'm not sure that proves anything.



My gut reaction is that Foreman is telling the truth, but there isn't any proof and probably never will be.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:53 AM   #85
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George Foreman younger, stronger, the Champion with a average of 2.1 rounds of combat per bout in his previous 10 fights before faced Ali, finds Ali rope a doping, Foreman must have thought all his Christmases had come at once, a static Ali, Foreman did what any murderous puncher would do he unloaded and unloaded.

Lets not forget all apart from 3 of Foremans previous 40 opponents had failed to reach end of fight, so a static Ali was in Foremans mind going to be not seeing the bell at end of 15 rounds.

Alis effectiveness at covering up and ability to absorb punishment, was not on Foremans radar, all Foreman saw was a victim eating his leathered fists, then once tiredness set in, Ali is initially using his brain by talking to Foreman, belittling his attempts, which made Foreman try harder, thus he tired quicker.

Once Foremans threat expired Ali unloaded, brains over brawn.

Foreman, Tyson, Liston...blew away their foes wrecking ball style but when a certain opponent dug in, the above all 'strong in the arm became weak in the head' and capitulated.

Foremans loss was no fix, Foreman merely lost to The Greatest.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:25 AM   #86
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hehe damn right! he was a half way decent wrestler to though i'll always prefer buddy rogers

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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers. Yeah, me too. I found a neat interview with him on Youtube. Killer Kowalski is probably my favorite wrestler from the golden age of wrestling, though - and George sure put on a great act, that flamboyant homo act of his. You mentioned his wife before, but the fact that he was married and perfectly normal - well, sort of normal - was kept top secret at the time. I love that expression he's wearing in the photo as he adores himself in the mirror. Perfect. The guy playing the role of his valet, by the way, was his childhood friend.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:28 AM   #87
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Only a disrespectful arsehole with an agenda will vote `yes` or `probably`
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:52 AM   #88
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Only a disrespectful arsehole with an agenda will vote `yes` or `probably`

Only a (no offense) ****ing slack jawed retard with a politically correct agenda would vote "no" or "probably not".
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #89
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Only a disrespectful arsehole with an agenda will vote `yes` or `probably`
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:38 PM   #90
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Foreman Hook voted yes? Thought you liked teh gr8test there m8.
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