its not called runnin away its called tactics u cant just get in there and swing i meen u can but that shows that u have no skill u just weigh alot and can hit hard but ali did tire out his opponet and im sorry if u dont feel tha same way but i feel like ali is to this day tha greatest sorry
__________________ This is my record
56 fights-50 wins-43 by ko
and have never been knocked out
One person they had to pull outta the rang cause i messed him up so badly.
"FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY STANG LIKE A BEE" - Muhammed Ali AKA Cassius Clay
Boxing has become a joke. Too many belts, too much money influence, and especially the heavyweight division, which has old fat slobs fighting fighting for titles so the champs gets an easy win, dunno why anyone would pay to watch such crap.
I used to be a huge fan, but since Tyson, Hahmed, Hearns and others have left the scene its become rather pathetic.
what you count the matches when he was way over the hill. Ali lost to Frazier and Norton, after 1976 the Ali we knew was gone, he was ring tired and finished as a top rated boxer. Leon Spinks who wouldnt have beaten him of the then top 10 heavyweights, he met Ali after just 8 professional fights and that he won says more about the condition of Ali than anything else. Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbrick well Holmes was as good as any at that time Berbrick though nah.
Ali was washed up by 1976 and should have ended it right there, to have lost to such opponents as Frazier and Norton well the three year lay off didnt do Ali no good yet at least he lost to some excellent and though as they come fighters.
With this said boxing has indeed become a joke, a world champion aint no world champion any more unless it is undisputed, and that would say how many belts???
He got caught in a fight with a Mexican who was tough as nails as a fighter, and was a great boxer too....
Hamed was exposed as a loud mouth, chinny braggard who had totally leaky defence and a big punch and was not considered a draw after that incident that shattered him...
Hamed had built up a career of KOs against guys who were over the hill or not-yet-at-the-hill in the experience stakes...
Yup the Kelley fight was a classic... Early warning signs for Hamed fighting an aging boxer who didn't buy into the intimidation before the bout and knew what to look for in the gaps in Hameds "Defense" and timed his shots well to expose them/capitalise on them...
The Muslim thing post 9/11 may have been a tiny bit of it, after even Ali went into hiding for a while after that, but there are STILL plenty of fighters who proudly show off their Muslim faith to interviewers...
Ali. Way more skillful and was incredibly accurate with his punches, after 6 or 7 rounds Rocky wouldnt even be able to see. Rocky could take a beating and was one of the most durable, but Ali could take punishment to (he took all Foreman had and he was a very hard puncher) and fought for 11 rounds against Kenny Norton with a broken jaw. I would say the fight would either be stopped due to Rocky being too mashed up or Ali would knock him out late in the fight.
It would be great to see heavyweights fight again instead of the way they just hug for 12 rounds nowadays or hit the deck as soon as a decent punch is thrown.
"The Capitol of this rugged slang is WU-TANG, Witty Unpridictable Talent And Natural Game". GZA
i thought someone would've mentioned the joe calzahge vs jeff lacy fight from last night...absolutely fantastic...calzaghe was outstanding the entire fight despite being the considered the underdog...it was generally thought that this would be the fight that calzahge would hand the baton over to lacy to be the next dominating champion of super middle weight...instead calzahge took him apart in every round
credit where credit is due though...i haven't seen a fighter take that much of a beating and either be knocked out or have the fight stopped...lacy only went down once in the last round but he could barely see as both eyes were badly cut
credit also has to be given to the ref who understood fully the importance of the unification title fight and thus gave lacy every opportunity by not stopping the fight
years? it was a one sided fight so I dont know that it can be considered that great of a fight. It was fun to see though. You see Cotto destroy Branco? Cotto just couldnt be stoped that fight, and he fought much smarter than some previous ones, not getting as wild once ahead. Its also a shame Vargas's eye was so F'd up b/c I think he could have beat mosely, mosely was not that impressive looking.