1967 Muhammad Ali vs 2002 Bob Sapp in a three round kickboxing match

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  1. Moggy94

    Moggy94 Active Member Full Member

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    Okay so hear me out first people, Bob Sapp could be a monster when he actually wanted to fight (It didn't last long though) At his peak he was 6'5 370+ pounds of muscle with an 82 inch reach and one of the physically strongest fighters ever. What he lacked in technical skills and stamina he made up for in size, strength and heart and was able to beat Ernesto Hoost twice who many people considered the greatest heavyweight in K1 history.

    So we have a prime 1967 Muhammad Ali that weighed 211 pounds vs The 2002 370-375 pound version of Bob Sapp who would actually try as hard as he could in a 3 round fight under Kickboxing rules. So who wins?

    Could Sapp overpower Ali?
    Would Ali be able to use his movement to avoid shots from Sapp for the 3 rounds?
    Would Ali at 211 pounds that beat Zora Folley have the power to stop Sapp coming forward?

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    It's worth also noting that Sapp did not technically beat a prime Ernesto Hoost as he was 37 years old in those fights but still very capable as he later went onto the win the 2002 K1 Grand Prix the same night he lost the rematch to Sapp. So as an alternative to make it a bit more fair for Hoost, how would a 1978 version of Ali who was 36 years old and went 1-1 with Leon Spinks do against the 2002 version of Bob Sapp in a 3 round kickboxing match?
     
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    Footage of Bob Sapp when he was actually willing to put up a fight:



     
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    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Is Sapp allowed to grab Ali and throw him into the corner? Is he allowed to hold him by the throat like a ***** while he clubs him, as I recall he did to Hoost? If so, Ali is dogtreats, he's gonna get pulped. Sapp had little kickboxing ability. If grappling were allowed Sapp would win. There's something useful about being 300lb and built like a gorilla on steroids that skill can't erase.

    With a proper referee, and no grappling, Ali wins.

    Edit: and some of the most outrageous blows to the back of the head against Cyril that I ever saw. That's the sort of stuff that will end up sending you back to kindergarten to relearn the alphabet.
     
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    It would be in Japan so yeah Sapp is allowed to Bob Sapp it