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Old 09-21-2005, 10:11 PM #1
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Ali vs. Louis would be a MATCH. The 2 greatest boxers of all time going at it. 2 very different styles and characteristics, from 2 different time periods.

Ali was much faster than Louis. His constant dancing and jabbing would give Louis a hard time. Louis would have a rough time trying to catch Ali with solid punches. Ali's swift, accurate combinations to Louis's head would maybe open some cuts or start some swelling. His chin might be enough to withstand Louis' fists. Louis would probably underestimate Ali's power, which could make a huge problem, and could eventually break Louis.

Louis's punching skill would definetley be the factor for him. Ali had an iron chin, but he never fought someone with punching skills like Louis. Sure, Foreman hit harder, but his punches were wild and didn't land like Louis's. Louis's combinations to the head would wound Ali, but mix those with some to the body, and Ali would have a rough night. Louis's jab was good, too, and the uppercuts would give Ali a hard time.

If Joe Louis fought the Muhammad Ali that destroyed Cleveland Williams in 1966, he would be in for a long, grueling night.

If Muhammad Ali fought the Joe Louis that crushed (literally) Max Schmeling in 1938, Muhammad Ali would be in for a long, grueling night.
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Old 10-03-2005, 05:20 PM #2
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If Joe Louis can be outboxed by an old Jersey Joe Walcott and the lightheavy Billy Con, Muhammad ali certainly could too.
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Old 10-03-2005, 05:58 PM #3
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If Ali can be floored by an old Henry Cooper and Sonny Banks, than Joe Louis can knock him out.

This kind of logic is fun!
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Old 10-25-2005, 03:29 PM #4
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Kid Achilles, are you on weed? Sonny Banks and Henry Cooper floored Clay when Clay was just starting to hone his skills. He wasn't the man he was in 1967 yet. Remember that Cooper didn't have a chance in their rematch when Ali was champ in 1966.

Joe louis was great, but he didn't have anything on Ali. Ali would have confused Louis the same way he confused the big bear Liston. Louis couldn't hit him. Nobody could hit him in 1967.
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Old 10-26-2005, 12:37 AM #5
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i think the young ali 1967 win, and lous win if he fight the old one.
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:38 AM #6
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an ali in 1974 would have used the rope-a-dope to tire out Louis and then he would go for the kill, kapersky. might i remind you, Ali-Foreman (the rumble in the jungle)
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an ali in 1974 would have used the rope-a-dope to tire out Louis and then he would go for the kill, kapersky. might i remind you, Ali-Foreman (the rumble in the jungle)
Don't kid yourself, Foreman threw wild punches in that fight, and had much less stamina than Louis. A "rope-a-dope" tecnique wouldn't work on Louis, for he was far too accurate and his punches always hit and always hurt. Hell, Ali even said he was out on his feet a few times in the Foreman fight, and Foreman never really got a good punch off. Louis wouldn't swing as wildly as Foreman did in Zaire, and his punches would land well and wouldn't just hit arms.

Ali's chance would be much better if he referred to his "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" ways of the 60's, which beats the **** out of the "rope-a-dope" tactic of the 70's.
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Old 10-27-2005, 12:10 AM #8
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i'm not saying the rop-a-dope was better than speed. i'm just saying that ali in the 70s would have used that, or another strategy to beat louis because ali is that smart and that determined.
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Old 10-27-2005, 07:32 AM #9
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Old 10-27-2005, 01:46 PM #10
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