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Old 11-09-2011, 05:50 PM   #21
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I forgot how brutal the 5th round was too! The closest fight I've seen that looked like a Rocky fantasy fight. As far as Frazier goes, I had forgotten until I read yesterday, that a Frazier-Ali 4 fight was going to be planned if he got by Cummings and Ali beat Berbick. They fought a week apart in 1981. Frazier got a generous draw decision and Ali lost a 10 round decision to Berbick. Neither one should have fought, and they both retired for good at that point.

If you had a fantasy fight, two fighters in the prime, who would you chose?

I'd say Cassius Clay (before he became Ali) and Mike Tyson. Would Clay dance and sting like a bee? Or would Tyson knock him out like he so easily did to his opponents?
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If you had a fantasy fight, two fighters in the prime, who would you chose?

I'd say Cassius Clay (before he became Ali) and Mike Tyson. Would Clay dance and sting like a bee? Or would Tyson knock him out like he so easily did to his opponents?
IMO Clay would win by a landslide! He'd be dancing around Tyson picking his punches and wearing him out, and Tyson wouldn't be able to land one on him.
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IMO Clay would win by a landslide! He'd be dancing around Tyson picking his punches and wearing him out, and Tyson wouldn't be able to land one on him.
I remember seeing videos of Clay, just standing, arms down and bobbing, having the opponents swinging and missing. Yet I do remember Tyson, bobbing back and forth and landing bombs on opponents a lot larger than himself.

Guess we can only wonder...
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If you had a fantasy fight, two fighters in the prime, who would you chose?

I'd say Cassius Clay (before he became Ali) and Mike Tyson. Would Clay dance and sting like a bee? Or would Tyson knock him out like he so easily did to his opponents?
I personally would have liked to have seen Larry Holmes fought Ali , while both were in their prime. Their bout wasnt a fair one, with Holmes close to his peak and Ali way past his. Holmes really layed off him in respect, and it still wasnt close. As far as Tyson-Ali, Im a little biased as I really didnt get to watch Ali much until early 70's, not old enough to have seen his 60's peak. I personally think the young peak Tyson would have won against Ali. He was an absolute beast the first few years. I still remember the fear in (then over the hill) Larry Holmes's eyes after he got decked by Tyson for the first time in his career in the 4th round.If they (Tyson-Ali) fought both in their mid-career, however, I would give the edge to Ali.
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Smokin' Joe Frazier's funeral:

Funeral held in Philadelphia for boxing great Joe Frazier; Ali in attendance - OrlandoSentinel.com
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