Could FOTC Ali, Beat Joe Louis?

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  1. Mark Dunham

    Mark Dunham Active Member Full Member

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    I dont see why not.

    even lacking mobility, Ali fights great off the ropes

    and although Joe hits harder with either hand, he doesnt take a great shot. Max Schmeling proved that

    Joe would have trouble in Ali's era, the era of George Foreman, Ron Lyle, Earnie Shavers, Jimmy Young, and Larry Holmes

    people could either take you out or box your ears off

    If Ali is pumped up enough, as he was for Foreman, he takes the title back from Joe Louis
     
  2. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Can you please stop with your jokes? They weren’t funny when you were imojl, and they’re not funny now.
     
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  3. Ali Holmes

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    Yawn
     
  4. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That's what everyone does when they see your laughable attempt at a joke. You also have no originality. You've made that same joke countless times with different names. It wasn't funny the first time, and it's not funny now.
     
  5. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I don't believe Louis had the style to beat Ali at any point
     
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  6. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

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    Yeah but Galento had over trained, done too much road work, came into the bout too light...........
     
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  7. Flash24

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    Personally, I'd favor Ali from 65'' until 73" over any version of
    Louis with the only caveat of him being in top shape.
    Love Louis, just not against Ali in his prime or close to
    it. If Conn could befuddle Louis and severely
    hurt him multiple times during their fight , I think
    Ali , who was bigger , faster, more skilled
    and tougher could do significantly
    better.
    Ali stops Louis with in 10-12 rds, after fighting
    cautiously and respecting the dangerous opponent
    in front of him.
    Some who compare what Frazier was able to accomplish
    against Ali as some how relative to what Louis would accomplish
    is comparing apples to oranges in my opinion.
    Ftazier's strength's matched up better against Ali than Louis's
    would. Though Louis was a better fighter overall than Frazier
    was. ( Doesn't mean he beats him though,Frazier would be a
    stylistic nightmare for Louis too in my opinion)
     
  8. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

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    Louis could very well beat FOTC Ali, I'd favor Louis but Ali did have his tricks.
     
  9. Ali Holmes

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    :pipi:pipi:dancer2::dancer2::cursing2:
     
  10. Ali Holmes

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    Conn was more technically sound and also a smaller target, which could make him harder to hit. Ali liked to keep his hands low and squared his body, making him there to be hit to the body.
     
  11. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I rest my case.
     
  12. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    For heavens sake just log back into your primary ID - it's not banned ya know!
     
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  13. Ali Holmes

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    Sleep on buddy. Sleep on
     
  14. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I wouldn't count that version of Ali out against anybody, except Frazier for obvious reasons.
     
  15. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This. A peak Louis would have decisioned Ali, though I imagine Ali might have hurt him on several occasions.

    Ali, from winning the title from Liston to his exile, wins a UD over Louis and looks pretty damn good doing it (he might possibly get dropped by a left at some point, though).
     
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