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Old 04-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #76
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Holyfield nor bowe took as much punishment as ali and frazier did, I wouldn't say it was at the same pace as the fight of the century.
You sure you've seen Bowe-Holyfield I?

As for pace......well, you're talking nonsense.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #77
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I sure have infact I watched it yesterday, and the middle rounds are nowhere near as good as the FOTC's
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:06 PM   #78
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Splitting hairs, imo. Both really awesome fights.

Bowe-Holyfield is a revelation to me in the modern age, but Holyfield didn't put himself in the best position to win. The best position for us to be entertained, sure, but it was in his best interest to box more, side to side, in and out.

FOTC is special because of the place Frazier went to. Ali was bigger, faster, with a cast-iron chin and unrivalled willpower. And Frazier just beat him. Cleanly, and without question. And he did all that after getting the tar beaten out of him in some of the early and middle rounds.

As for the highest level? Hard to say. I'd personally say FOTC. But both were great.

I think Ali has an easy time with Bowe, and a harder time with Holyfield. Frazier would have a hard time bumping bodies with Big Daddy inside, but he does have that mentality. Does better against Holy, I reckon.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:55 AM   #79
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Prime for prime I see a close dec. in favour of Frazier. Holmes didn't have the legs to keep away from Frazier nor the power to stop him in his tracks. Frazier will bull himself into close quarters and fire away, nullifying Holmes' great outside game and ring generalship.
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