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View Poll Results: The originator or the imitator?
Ali KO 3 4.23%
Ali PTS 51 71.83%
Holmes KO 1 1.41%
Holmes PTS 16 22.54%
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:38 PM   #46
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Default Re: Holmes (early 80s) vs. Ali (late 60s)

Only one man would I favour to beat Ali. Only one man has the unique combination of attributes.

That man is Smoking Joe Frazier.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:15 PM   #47
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Default Re: Holmes (early 80s) vs. Ali (late 60s)

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Yeah, Ali certainly never did that.


Larry really did model himself after the Greatest in every respect...from the more glamorous attributes down to the...uh, not-so-greatest.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:21 AM   #48
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I assume bias does come into play, even though I try and guard against it....I personally don't like Ali (As a frazier/Philly guy I am pretty certain that, that is illegle anyway)...but I don't think I overly favor guys that I like (Outside of eubank whom I am always in the minority picking).

I rate Ali # 2 ATG and although I have never really done an ATG hypothetical H2H list, he would probably be top 3 and definately top 5...I favor only Frazier, Marciano & Louis over Ali (Due to styles...Louis is the only guy I call greater)...I see this fight as 50/50 and only voted Holmes because I figured very few others would. I think this is about as close a fight as their is to call (well along with Frazier/Marciano and Liston/Foreman).


Frazier/Marciano is one of my all time favourite match ups. I always try to give an unbiased viewpoint whenever I can. It's just coincidence that my favourite boxer,overall,happens to the one whom I think is thebst heavyweight ever. In other cases,I prefer Joe Frazier to Mike Tyson - As a person,but in a H2H situation between them,I'd select Tyson.
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