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Old 04-04-2010, 09:14 AM #11
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frazier should have continued to duck every puncher that entered the top ten ranking.
Frazier was past prime after the first Ali fight, a fight which landed him in Hospital for 6 weeks. Yank Durham and Futch were against the idea of a Frazier Foreman fight but Frazier wouldn't listen. Futch also noted that he stopped Norton sparring with Frazier as well, because he was beating him up in sparring. Foreman was basically too big for Frazier, maybe Frazier was trying to prove a point to the world, which is why he took the fight.
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:25 AM #12
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Yank Durham was against the idea of putting frazier in the ring with any puncher.foreman was a puncher and frazier had a glass jaw.foreman wasn't regarded as a major threat at the time either.
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Frazier was past prime after the first Ali fight, a fight which landed him in Hospital for 6 weeks. Yank Durham and Futch were against the idea of a Frazier Foreman fight but Frazier wouldn't listen. Futch also noted that he stopped Norton sparring with Frazier as well, because he was beating him up in sparring. Foreman was basically too big for Frazier, maybe Frazier was trying to prove a point to the world, which is why he took the fight.
Frazier had a flat out offer of $800,000 to fight Foreman,or 5 Million offer to fight Muhammad Ali in a rematch.Frazier took the $800,000 to fight Foreman.

Frazier was planning to take care of Foreman,and then shut up motor mouth once and for all.But Frazier lost stock and value by being blasted out by Foreman,and Ali lost stock and value by losing to Norton.So the Ali-Frazier rematch was worth around 1.5 Million,compared to the 5 Million he was offered to fight Muhammad Ali in early January 1973.

Yes,Joe Frazier underestimated George Foreman.
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