Muhammad Ali vs. Frank Bruno

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by KOTF, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Senor Pepe'

    Senor Pepe' Boxing Junkie banned

    Mar 14, 2012

    Did I mention, that the bout was held in Frank Bruno's 'backyard'.
  2. Jacquot

    Jacquot Cruiserweight Paper Champ Full Member

    May 18, 2011
    Ali by UD in a clutch fest
  3. johnmaff36

    johnmaff36 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    funnily enough Bruno actually did have a ring in his back garden. He slept in it from time to time when he was experiencing his personal demons after retirement sadly
  4. FlyingFrenchman

    FlyingFrenchman Active Member Full Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    From '76 on Bruno has a good chance. Leon Spinks wasn't **** as a pro but managed to outhustle Ali in '78 for a decision win and the HW Title.
  5. Goyourownway

    Goyourownway Insanity enthusiast Full Member

    Feb 13, 2011
    Bruno isn't the "outhustle" you type.If he tried fighting at the pace that Spinks set,he'd probably collapse from exhaustion by the fifth or sixth round.

    For all his limitations,Bruno could box,could punch; he'd handle Ali at this stage with considerable ease.Shavers knocked out whatever was left of Ali in New York.
  6. Senor Pepe'

    Senor Pepe' Boxing Junkie banned

    Mar 14, 2012
    Frank Bruno over

    * Cassius Clay
    * Cassius X
    * Muhammad Ali
    * Dark Gable

    Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
  7. round15

    round15 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 27, 2007
    Which Bruno? Tyson I or Tyson II?

    1978 Ali vs 1989 Bruno? Ali's corner throws in the towel after the 10th or 11th round of a moderately one sided contest. I don't think Bruno would have the guts to finish Ali with all his power and would just land his punches until the ref intervened.

    1978 Ali vs 1996 Bruno? Likely a combination of Ali's fights with Lyle and Shavers. Ali behind in the scoring comes back and surprises a tiring Bruno in the 12th with the combination he's been drawing up for last three or four rounds.
  8. Bruno knock that version of Ali out
  9. MMJoe

    MMJoe Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    see Lyle vs Ali.
  10. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2021
    Frankie was a decent heavyweight , could punch ,dish out punishement but couldn't take it . The fact we are putting hum in against the Spinks fight Ali might help him to stay on his horse for 15 rounds. But The result is inevitable. Ali UD
  11. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2012
    Bruno should win ... But Ali was never knocked out and had an unparalleled will to continue despite taking massive punishment

    But I'm not sure if this Ali who was pretty much sick can beat Bruno
  12. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    If it's 15 rounds then Ali stops an absolute, tired out Bruno in around 13.
  13. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Ali was the Ghost of a Shell of the Corpse of himself in Holmes.
    Long into Parkinson's, opping a DE-performance enhancing thyroid medication like candy, hardly able to move, zombiefied.
    That Ali is not beating any near World Class fighter.
    Even the Ali of Berbick you could argue would beat Bruno (although unlikely).

    Holmes Ali was frozen, any Ali before Holmes beats Bruno.
  14. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 22, 2015
    Apart from the second Tyson fight I disagree.