View Full Version : A question about FOTC (1971)?


Dempsey 1919
03-20-2006, 06:02 PM
who was the favorite? i hear some people said ali was the favorite, and some people said frazier. who was it? does anybody know? thank you. :)

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smasher
03-20-2006, 06:07 PM
who was the favorite? i hear some people said ali was the favorite, and some people said frazier. who was it? does anybody know?
If memory serves me correctly Frazier was the betting favourite 6-5.

Easy-E
03-20-2006, 06:07 PM
althought i am not 100 percent sure, i would have to go with fraizer, the champ and ali still wasnt looking like the ali who fought liston...

Yogi
03-20-2006, 06:10 PM
If memory serves me correctly Frazier was the betting favourite 6-5.

Very close with the odds and you did name the favourite.

"Frazier rated 7-5 favourite to defeat Ali" - New York Times, March 7th 1971

smasher
03-20-2006, 06:14 PM
Very close with the odds and you did name the favourite.

"Frazier rated 7-5 favourite to defeat Ali" - New York Times, March 7th 1971
I double checked my source which said 6-5 day of the fight...

Yogi
03-20-2006, 06:17 PM
I double checked my source which said 6-5 day of the fight...

Yeah, you could very well be right seeing as the quote I gave was from the day before the fight, and it's certainly not unreasonable to think that the odds may have changed ever-so slightly over a day.

Southpaw Stinger
03-20-2006, 06:25 PM
Frazier was the slight betting favourite but I hear that more people wanted Ali to win, mainly on racial terms started by Ali's uncle tom remarks.

Dempsey 1919
03-21-2006, 02:31 PM
thanks for the input guys. i appreciate that. :)