Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by ThatOne, Jun 19, 2022.
Ali just took the life out of him. Liston was defeated in every way imaginable. SMDH.
There is a "What fight did you watch today" thread. You should've used that.
Love that fight. Ali was beautiful that night
I wrote before that Ali dominated that fight. Liston was throwing punches at the air. I truly believe Liston quit on his stool because he knew Ali was about to humiliate him.
Whether or not the blinding was intentional it just pissed him off. I noticed he was holding his right out ala Klitschko to keep Liston away and to measure the distance. He also used that technique in the Thrilla.
Liston hurt his shoulder.
I didn't see it and I start so few threads here in any case.
He hurt his shoulder hitting at air. That will do that to you. Punches that miss are much more dangerous to the puncher than punches that land.
The thread is fine here. Threads like this are what classic is for. Sometimes people want to talk about iconic fights like this
Liston was 41 years old and barely trained for the fight, that's why.
I’ve always thought this was Ali’s most underrated performance. If you think in his previous fight he’d been decked by Henry Cooper and looked extremely sloppy how was he going to beat Liston?
In truth Ali simply got down to business he knew he couldn’t take liberties in there and was extremely disciplined, got the jab going, moved well and although the cards didn’t show it he dominated and hurt Sonny.
Liston that comes in prepared etc… spanks Clays behind
He was coming off thirty straight wins and and had cleaned out the heavyweight division.
Liston was not that old. Are you saying Liston was 47 years old when he knocked Chuck Wepner, a top 10 contender? Was Liston 40 years old when he destroyed a Prime Patterson?