Thoughts on Wepner knocking down Ali

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  1. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    At the time, the cover photo of Sports Illustrated showed Wepner standing on Ali's foot as he fell.
     
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  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I sparred as a teen a few times.
     
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  3. Richard M Murrieta

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    Muhammad Ali told Howard Cosell that referee Tony Perez was allowing Chuck Wepner to hit him low, 15 times a round.
     
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  4. steve21

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    Remains one of my favorite boxing stories ... the follow up, of course, was Wepner’s wife had bought a sexy negligee for his presumed victory because she’d be sleeping with the champ. After the loss, she asked Chuck, “So, do I go to his room or does he come to mine?”
     
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    Ha ha, I had forgotten that one!
     
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  9. mark ant

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    :dunno
     
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    :confused:
     
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  12. Skins

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    Of course he stepped on his foot and it was a fluky knockdown, but it made Chuck a lot of money so I have no problem with it.
     
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  13. JackSilver

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    How does someone fall over if you step on his foot? It ain’t like if you put a foot behind his foot and trip him up when he steps back.
     
  14. mark ant

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    If you step back when someone steps on your foot you will fall if you`re moving fast.
     
  15. mark ant

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    The punch that floored Ali landed in his side above his trunk line.