Or gone into action films as a premier career choice.
Providing Marvin does n't come in all cautious as he sometimes did against elite fighters,I back him to beat Carlos by a close UD. Both guys...
Maybe a roughouse type of guy like Chuck Wepner.
Muhammad took a hell of a risk with his health in that exhibition. Biggest mistake of his...
I concur. Lennox would have to weather a massive storm early on,though. Providing he keeps his defence tight I'd trust him to do that.
Good points about Ali's pace,Dubblechin. More than likely a Shavers or Lyle would have got thrown in too.
That is indeed the truth,Fergy.
We were spoilt for choice in that golden era,Fergy.
Simply not as talented as 'Enery.
One of the best 168 lb men ever but not THE best. That accolade goes to Roy Jones. Even Joe would admit that Roy was way over the hill when they...
And Larry came close to being a FOUR time champ. Oliver McCall only just beat him!
We'd have been deprived of two of my fave heavyweight bouts of the 1970s: Ali-Norton II & Holmes-Norton.
Frazier once said that if somebody had come up with the money than he and Ken would have fought. Especially if the title had been at stake.
Henry always has a puncher's chance with that left hook but I see Leon being too strong for him thus not letting him get set....
Small yet signifigant changes ensue in this alternate boxing reality -
In 1973 Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner,Henry Clark and Rudi Lubbers while...
Holmes was slightly past his best in 1982. So I would say Norton by close decision. Probably split.
As a kid of nearly 11 years old I was supporting my fellow Brit,Henry Cooper in his world title challenge against Muhammad Ali. Immediately...
Interesting thread. Cassius Clay (as he would have remained) may well have still pissed off the more conservative boxing fan but would still...
Good post,Bill. Precisely how I see it.
Second fight my favourite out of the trilogy.
Joe would have been champion until he met Muhammad Ali in a rematch. This would more than likely have occurred in early 1973.
The FOTC two years...
I see it this way too.
In consequence George Foreman is n't rated quite as highly in the heavyweight all time list.
No disrespect to Jerry who was a fine boxer and a warrior but I've never been one of those convinced that he would have been a serious threat to...
Esteban De Jesus III was his most complete performance.
Sugar Ray Leonard I his most signifigant
Fine post. I agree with you totally. That second fight with Norton was the best performance,up to that point,from Muhammad since the sixties.
Sugar Ray still has enough left to beat Barkley. Would be tough for him,though.
Leonard by decision by approx 2 - 3 points.