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Old 07-15-2005, 11:46 PM
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I think Ali's power is very underrated. I know his power isn't that to the likes of Foreman, Tyson, Marciano, etc. but the man has a devastating punch. Look at that left he hit Bonavena with the first time he knocked him down. Bonavena's head jerked violently back. And how about the stunning right that sent Foreman spinning to the canvas?
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Old 07-16-2005, 12:33 AM
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you are right Ali had haters even before he was born, he proved his greatness over and over again but white America still wont accept him, they start makin stupid comments like saying he had an average punch. The truth is he had a massive punch, you can see that in his earlier fights, the way he knocked out liston in the second fight was no joke. His power and speed did deterioate after his exile, but it was still enuff to shake up the world.
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Old 07-16-2005, 06:29 AM
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Yes, Muhammad Ali could deliver a hard punch when he sat down on them. The reason some argue that he didn't have punching power is because of the way he fought. He was up on his toes which doesn't give you the proper leverage to deliver hard punches.
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Old 07-16-2005, 09:01 AM
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yeah ali was "A BAD MAN"
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Old 07-16-2005, 09:29 AM
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Ali actually had better power after the exile where he slowed down some and was forced to stand his ground more and sit into his punches. It was never great though and he was one of the weaker hitting heavyweight champions, mostly because of just how hard most of those guys hit. I think he is remembered as having slightly above average power, which is accurate. He hit to the head about as hard as Tunney IMO, though Tunney had a much harder body punch.
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Old 07-16-2005, 12:50 PM
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Still, his first hit that knocked Bonavena's head back, that had to have took some power to do that.
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:02 PM
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It took some decent power but you need to remember that was arguably the greatest and hardest punch Ali threw in his entire career. He was not normally capable of such power, and even that punch was nothing like a Dempsey or Frazier left hook.
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Old 07-16-2005, 08:15 PM
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He was not normally capable of such power, and even that punch was nothing like a Dempsey or Frazier left hook.
No **** it's not that powerful.
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Old 07-16-2005, 09:44 PM
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you are right Ali had haters even before he was born, he proved his greatness over and over again but white America still wont accept him, they start makin stupid comments like saying he had an average punch. The truth is he had a massive punch, you can see that in his earlier fights, the way he knocked out liston in the second fight was no joke. His power and speed did deterioate after his exile, but it was still enuff to shake up the world.
his punch was harder after exile. He fought more flat footed, and worked out more on the heavy bag...he hit alot harder afterwards. Speed was less though.
He actually says after Frazier 1, that he would have lost by more in his prime because he wasnt as strong.
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Old 07-16-2005, 09:46 PM
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He definately wasnt a power puncher.

Whoever said its nothing like a Frazier left hook...you are a dick head. Frazier's left hook is argueably the hardest left hook in history.

Ali has very underrated power, and when he went off his toes and slugged it out...he hit HARD. He slugs it out with Frazier in the first fight. His straight right, right uppercut and left hook were very hard pucnhes.
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