Muhammad Ali vs Wilt Chamberlain

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  1. Thor Odinson

    Thor Odinson Cry me a river fanboy Full Member

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    Anybody know anything about this ?

    saw a video recently and apparently they were supposed to fight
     
  2. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yeah ... there's guys around that think Wilt would have tuned Ali up :D
     
  3. Thor Odinson

    Thor Odinson Cry me a river fanboy Full Member

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    to be honest I don’t want to upset anyone here I know Ali has a big following but I rate Chamberlain as the greatest athlete of all time in any sport

    he may well have beaten Ali his strength and stamina are off the charts not to mention the obvious physical advantages
     
  4. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.
     
  5. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yeah he may have been a great basketball player.

    But in boxing I'll take the professional boxer.

    This is like those Mariusz Pudzianowski moments where people look at a guy in another discipline and say omg he's so strong, he will kill people at X. And then they fight fat boy Sylvia and get their mudhole stomped in.
     
  6. Thor Odinson

    Thor Odinson Cry me a river fanboy Full Member

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    I can definitely relate to what you are saying however according to what I’ve read online it was Ali who refused to sign the fight contract after being told by a large number of basketball players that he wouldn’t be able to beat Wilt
     
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  7. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I have not gone into the story of who did or did not sign and the reasons for that. Just saying that usually the professional at a discipline wins a contest against a novice, even if the novice has considerable physical advantages.
     
  8. Thor Odinson

    Thor Odinson Cry me a river fanboy Full Member

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    In any other instance I would fully agree but there is always an exception to any rule and I believe I have found it here
     
  9. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% Full Member

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    Yes the basketball player with no boxing training would wreck the greatest HW boxer of all time.
     
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  10. Thor Odinson

    Thor Odinson Cry me a river fanboy Full Member

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    I don’t consider Ali to be the greatest HW of all time

    also how much do you know about Chamberlain ?
     
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  11. BCS8

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    Like I said, some agree with you, but you will find that most do not. It would have been a better fight than the BS Ali did with the Japanese wrestler, I'll give you that.
     
  12. BCS8

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    I know that he didn't need a ladder to clean the leaves out of his gutters :D
     
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  13. Thor Odinson

    Thor Odinson Cry me a river fanboy Full Member

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    that fight was absolute rubbish and Ali never should have engaged in it
     
  14. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    Well, Wilt was tall and heavier than Ali so obviously he would have won.













    Not.
     
  15. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ali was Ali, but people underestimate how much of a handful athletic freaks are, and how quickly they pick things up.

    Imagine Lebron James being a Boxer. A guy that big yet that agile and powerful would be a NIGHTMARE, period.

    RJJ'S was an athletic phenom. Imagine a HW version.
     
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