Betting odds for Ali-Frazier FOTC

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Longhhorn71, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Longhhorn71

    Longhhorn71 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Who did the experts favor in this one?

    What were the Las Vegas odds?
     
  2. yancey

    yancey Active Member Full Member

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    Frazier started out as a slight favorite, around 7-5, it went to around 2-1 leading up to the fight and then I believe the odds narrowed slightly on fight day.

    The "experts" were about evenly split, maybe slightly leaning to Frazier.
     
  3. My2Sense

    My2Sense Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The odds and the experts leaned slightly toward Frazier.

    Believe Frazier was about a 2-1 favorite.
     
  4. zadfrak

    zadfrak Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I recall like 6-5 or so at fight time. There was a lot of late money on Ali.
     
  5. groove

    groove Well-Known Member Full Member

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    the general fighting public weren't stupid. they realized ali wasn't as good as in the 60s from watching his previous fight v bonavena but many thought he may win cuz he was still undefeated. if they were fighting in 1967 then ali would be a clear favourite.

    people like jack dempsey, cus etc picking frazier to win is not such a big deal at that moment in time cuz they knew the circumstances, the reality, and especially dempsey.
     
  6. TIGEREDGE

    TIGEREDGE Boxing Addict Full Member

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    i alway thought that frazier was badly underatted before this fight and that Ali would be favourite