I was thinking about this earlier after watching Ali vs Liston and Wlad vs Peters. It is no doubt in my mind that Ali had the better defense, footwork, athleticism, and speed but Wlad was bigger, longer, stronger, had a slightly better jab(not by much), and monstrous power. Wlad has never been in there with someone of the caliber like Ali but I could make an argument that Ali has never faced a physical specimen like Wlad. Wlad gets a lot of flack for dominating a weak Heavyweight era but I don't feel that can take anything away from his skills. If I was betting money on a potential bout between Ali and Wlad I would probably bet on Wlad off the simple fact that he is longer, stronger, and more powerful. People would point to Foreman vs Ali but I don't think that could be used as a measuring stick to Wlad vs Ali. Wlad was a much better boxer than Foreman and he was probably just as powerful. In a bout like this, I could see Wlad keeping Ali at the end of his jab and landing that right hand when Ali tried to sneak in on the inside. Ali would have his moments but in the end size, strength, strong jab, and power wins the day. 8-4 or 7-5 Wlad. This would be a beautiful chess match. God, I wish it would've happened.