Ali vs Spinks - Who would have won a deciding rubber match?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Ken Ashcroft, Feb 16, 2019.


  1. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    The fans would have not been the winners.
     
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  2. steve21

    steve21 Member Full Member

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    Oh, what an ugly idea ...

    That being said, I think Spinks takes it; he still has the best cornermen in the world - youth and low mileage. Ali had been fighting and taking punishment longer than Spinks had been alive. Ali managed one last hurrah with the second fight, but there was no way he could muster that kind of dedication again. He would be older, poorly motivated and dealing with health issues nobody was willing to acknowledge. Ref stops it before the 15th ...
     
  3. Rspen46

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    Ali same as he did in fight #2
     
  4. HOUDINI

    HOUDINI Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ali would have fought the same fight if allowed and won going away.

    If the ref prevented Ali’s holding it could have been a different fight. That is if Spinks walked into the ring as in fight 1.
     
  5. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Leon fought four times in 1980. He was a legit top 10 contender at that time.

    If it took place in 1980, Spinks probably stops Ali faster than Holmes did.
     
  6. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    There are many fights we wished happened.

    This is one I'm glad didn't.
     


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