Where would you rate Ali if every close fight had gone against him?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by cross_trainer, Sep 13, 2021.

  1. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    How do you score it?
  2. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Fine post. I agree with you totally. That second fight with Norton was the best performance,up to that point,from Muhammad since the sixties.
  3. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
    In Muhammad Ali's peak years, 1964-1967, none of those close decisions that occurred in the 1970's would have been potential losses, he would have decisioned both Ken Norton and Jimmy Young quite handily, Ali was in better shape for fights back then, he did his roadwork and sparring. He would have not knocked out Norton and Young because he was not a devastating puncher, plus he had all of his physical gifts, timing, speed, stamina, reflexes, and footwork.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2021
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  4. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 30, 2014
    I once made a thread and a poll on scoring for the 2nd fight, and not one person who voted for Norton was able to put fourth a scorecard or a round by round analysis.
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