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Old 10-09-2007, 05:28 AM   #1
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Default Manilla and FOTC 12 Rounds

What if these fights were 12 round fights, would their of been a
different winner?
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: Manilla and FOTC 12 Rounds

Interesting question.

While I appreciate 15 rounds places more stamina demands on a fighter than 12, I tend to think in most instances that the same guy would win, even if you alter the rules of the game.

Even when someone forces a stoppage in the 14th or 15th when behind, I am inclined to believe in a 12 round fight they would simply have made their effort earlier and still achieved victory.

This ****ysis is particularly true for tacticians who fight their fights round by round, like Ali.

Therefore, my vote is Frazier still takes FOTC based on a combination of sustained pressure and power punching (but perhaps without the late KD, as Ali would retain his legs and mobility better) and Ali still takes the Thrilla in a ground out 12 round decision.
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