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Old 10-10-2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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Default What fighter in history gives prime Ali the most trouble?

Please don't say Tyson because I'll know your joking.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: What fighter in history gives prime Ali the most trouble?

Prime Lennox Lewis will probably give Ali the most trouble.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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Default Re: What fighter in history gives prime Ali the most trouble?

Lennox Lewis.

But I bet the best Holyfield vs best Ali would have been one hell of a fight
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:02 PM   #4
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Default Re: What fighter in history gives prime Ali the most trouble?

Lennox and Tyson for me have the best chances- Tyson because his defense, head movement, and footspeed would allow him to get inside his range, where his devastating power and explosive handspeed would give him a great chance of taking Ali out eventually, and Lennox because of his physical dimensions, strength, power, and boxing skills. Ali never really had to deal with somebody bigger, longer, and taller than him that also possessed one-shot power and great boxing skills.

So yeah, Lennox and Tyson have the best chances imo. Bowe also has a decent chance if he shows up prime and in-shape, due to his physical dimensions and ability to fight from long range and in close.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: What fighter in history gives prime Ali the most trouble?

Harry Greb, never saw that dude fight but damn he had it all
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:09 PM   #6
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Default Re: What fighter in history gives prime Ali the most trouble?

Tyson. Ali never fought anyone that was faster than him. Tyson is faster and more powerful. LL is a good shout and might be the best H2H heavy of all time.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:10 PM   #7
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Joe Frazier
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:11 PM   #8
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Harry Greb, never saw that dude fight but damn he had it all
You never saw him fight..so how the hell do you know he had it all?
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:13 PM   #9
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Default Re: What fighter in history gives prime Ali the most trouble?

Tyson was made for Ali! He'd win the first two rounds possibly but then Ali would jab and hold him to death!

The fighters Ali would lose most convincingly to, are the modern generation of tall AND skilled AND athletic boxers [the Ks and Lewis]
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #10
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Tyson was made for Ali! He'd win the first two rounds possibly but then Ali would jab and hold him to death!
That's awe-inspiring stuff.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:26 PM   #11
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Don't remember any masterpieces of profundity coming from you Hands of Iron'. Perhaps I just overlooked them!
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #12
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Joe Frazier


I would add prime Tyson also. His speed and power can not be denied and the fact of the matter is, at times, Ali was a sucker for the left hook. Tyson's left hook carried dynamite.

As far as the super HWs, like Lewis, are concerned - they are all WAY too slow to pose a serious threat to Ali, IMO. Certianly, against Ali, Lewis' chin would get tested and I just don't see that working out too well for Lennox...
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #13
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Default Re: What fighter in history gives prime Ali the most trouble?

Frazier
Norton
Marciano
Terrible Tim

An educated swarmer with a good left hook and a swarming technique that revolves around neutralizing the jab.

All of the men above fit the bill. But none (or anybody else in history) would beat a peak Ali.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #14
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Kenny Norton
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:30 PM   #15
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Don't remember any masterpieces of profundity coming from you Hands of Iron'. Perhaps I just overlooked them!
Without a doubt, you have.

It wasn't your post I was mocking, either.
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