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Why people are so biased towards Ali era?

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  • #31
    Originally posted by them_apples View Post

    100 percent
    That whole ''hold me back !!!'' shlt they pull during weighs in, though


    • #32
      Originally posted by elfag View Post
      everyone atleast fought each other in the Ali era
      - - Ali publically ducked Wilt on Cosell's ABC show to go fight Zora Folley...ya could look it up!


      • #33
        Originally posted by YGriffith View Post
        The only thing i like from that era is the all fought each other, other than that i eont see anything special from that era.
        Perhaps review the cadence of activity from hungry fighters. Fighters that actually put in hard miles of roadwork without the benefit of PED's or even advanced sports supplementation. It was an era where heavyweights got thrown into a filter after a ceratin point. They either graduated onto better assignments or they toiled. Match making back then was more about providing entertainment than about sheer marketing protection of a commodity. You have some terrific heavyweight talent today, as was the case in previous years, especially the 90's. I'll admit to being intrigued by the notion of matching Ron Lyle with somebody like the bigger Joseph Parker, or better yet, the seemingly indefatiguable and impervious (currently) Joe Joyce, but I wouldn't bet so much as a dime on either contemporary against the 6'3" Lyle despite the size advantage. Joyce is lauded by many as this brick wall with a big engine, and I concede he's very close to that. But I haven't seen him in with a crack skilled puncher with the mentality of an alley cat, giving as good as he's getting, over fast-paced rounds, like Lyle-Shavers. Lyle goes hard with Ali then gets horse-whipped in the 11th. Barely four months later he's cracking with Shavers. Four months after that he's trading knockdowns with a rusty but desperate George Foreman. THAT's 3 years worth of work today for a top-10 heavyweight.


        • #34
          Originally posted by them_apples View Post

          well you gotta know about the era if you plan on judging it. Ali was sufferring from parkinsons disease when he fought Spinks. Do you judge Mike Tyson based off his fight with Danny Williams?

          Wladmir got slept by Brewster, do you judge Wladmir by him laying face first down on the canvas?
          - - Wlad was never face down and was scarcely hit and wasn't KOed.

          Brewster the one getting slept.


          • #35
            Ali resisted the start
            talked a lotta chit
            Howard Cosell and Billy c

            he was love