Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Scott Cork, Jul 17, 2021.
Surely Ali rubbed some guys up the wrong way. Any examples?
Frazier is the obvious one
Frazier, Norton, Holmes, Bonavena, and Terrell were all pissed off by Ali at one time or another. But obviously some grudges last longer than others.
I'm not sure about that, but I think Joe Louis didn't like Ali very much.
Some of his earlier opponents such as Charlie Powell in Jan 1963, Doug Jones in March 1963, Henry Cooper understood what Muhammad Ali was doing to sell their both fights in June 1963 and May 1966.Floyd Patterson also had an idea what Ali was doing prior to their first fight in Nov 1965, although Floyd did not approve of Ali's religious preference. Ernie Terrell took an offense to Ali referring to him as an Uncle Tom prior to their title unification bout on Feb 6 1967. I think that the fighter that Ali felt bad for was Cleveland Big Cat Williams, because of the gunshot wound he suffered in Nov 1964, he told off Williams manager Hugh Benbow, because he felt that Benbow was taking advantage of Cleve. Joe Frazier really hated Ali because he felt that he tried to help Ali with money, getting back his boxing license,(Joe spoke to President Nixon) and Oscar Bonavena used Ali's insults against him. But Oscar had a lot of respect after their bout in Dec 1970.
Tons- But he got his medicine in Oscar. Imagine trying to argue with someone just as ignorant, obnoxious and quick witted but they only understand a third of what you’re saying lol.
George Foreman stated in his book that he hated Ali & wanted to hire hitmen to kill him after the loss.
I do remember the press conference prior to their Dec 7 1970 bout at Madison Square Garden. Cheecken Clay, Why You No Go In Army? Peep Peep., Oscar asked.
He went back and forth on the issue.
I think that is how Deontay Wilder feels about Tyson Fury right now!
Another words Muhammad Ali got the job done, like an actor who plays a vicious villain in a movie, he is hated. he should thank legendary wrestler Gorgeous George for that gimmick, it made Ali wealthy, he laughed all the way to the bank.
Wilder against the lip service non fighter. I only say the truth.
He never got over what Fury did to him last time round.
Every assumption, that he had built his self confidence on, suddenly turned to dust!
This s true but Fury has not proven himself as champion, hat Balogna about Covid 19, the little guys have fought through it, so has Anthony Joshua, I am not into Soap Operas. Fury needs to stop flapping his jaws and fight. Muhammad Ali talked a lot but could back it up, he fought. Excuses are like people's behinds, everyone has one. He will fight when pigs fly, he needs to be stripped of his title for non fighting.