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penchief
07-09-2005, 08:44 PM
I'm watching the replay on ESPN Classic right now. Damn, I don't think I've ever seen a better fight.

penchief
07-09-2005, 08:48 PM
Ali just knocked Frazier's mouthguard across the ring!

Skip Towne
07-09-2005, 08:48 PM
Thrilla in Manila. Frazier's head is made of concrete. Best fight I ever saw.

penchief
07-09-2005, 08:57 PM
Thrilla in Manila. Frazier's head is made of concrete. Best fight I ever saw.

I'm just amazed at how they have gone at each other non-stop in every round. They must have been custom-made to fight each other.

Ooh! The fight got stopped after 14 rounds! Ali Wins! But he's too exhausted to get out of his corner!

ChiTown
07-09-2005, 08:59 PM
Thrilla in Manila. Frazier's head is made of concrete. Best fight I ever saw.

I remember watching that fight with my Dad. My Dad absolutely hated ALI. I absolutely loved watching the guy fight. He made boxing a sport to watch.....

TRR
07-09-2005, 09:01 PM
How much holding can a fighter do in one fight? I think Ali tried to find out just that. I'm surprised they didn't start taking points away.

penchief
07-09-2005, 09:02 PM
I remember watching that fight with my Dad. My Dad absolutely hated ALI. I absolutely loved watching the guy fight. He made boxing a sport to watch.....

The heavywieght class has never been the same without him. Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard were the only boxers that kept my interest in the sport.

4th and Long
07-09-2005, 09:04 PM
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"Come on gorilla! We in Manila!"

Taco John
07-09-2005, 09:05 PM
Was that the one with all the punching?

Skip Towne
07-09-2005, 09:07 PM
The heavywieght class has never been the same without him. Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard were the only boxers that kept my interest in the sport.
Ali was the fastest HW ever. He had the quickness of guys in much lower weight classes. Sugar Ray vs Duran I was my 2nd favorite fight.

penchief
07-09-2005, 09:08 PM
Was that the one with all the punching?

I don't know, but there was a good bit of punching in the one I just saw.

penchief
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
Ali was the fastest HW ever. He had the quickness of guys in much lower weight classes. Sugar Ray vs Duran I was my 2nd favorite fight.

The one where Leonard's strategy was to go toe-to-toe with Duran instead of jab-and-move?

Also, it always amazed me how Ali could just pull his head back and avoid punches by just a fraction of an inch.

Skip Towne
07-09-2005, 09:12 PM
How much holding can a fighter do in one fight? I think Ali tried to find out just that. I'm surprised they didn't start taking points away.
They didn't even warn him. It's the ref's job to keep 'em apart.

Skip Towne
07-09-2005, 09:16 PM
The one where Leonard's strategy was to go toe-to-toe with Duran instead of jab-and-move?

Also, it always amazed me how Ali could just pull his head back and avoid punches by just a fraction of an inch.
Yep. Duran won it by decision. I saw it on closed circuit at Kemper Arena. I was also fond of Ali's shuffle. He'd be backpedaling, do the shuffle and let the opponent take the punch while moving toward Ali. The line on Duran was "Hard to hit, impossible to hurt".

Chiefs Pantalones
07-09-2005, 09:18 PM
Any of you guys seen Million Dollar Baby? Pretty good movie. Kind of like Rocky, but a chick is the fighter. What happens in the end is something not everyone would agree with. That Swank chick sure can act, btw. Every movie I've seen her in, she's done a great job. Eastwood is good too. Morgan Freeman is great as well.

Ari Chi3fs
07-09-2005, 09:19 PM
Frazier should have known not to **** with me.

TRR
07-09-2005, 09:21 PM
They didn't even warn him. It's the ref's job to keep 'em apart.

Yeah. Every time I watch that fight, I start counting how many times the ref knocks Ali's glove(s) off the back of Frazier's head.

Skip Towne
07-09-2005, 09:23 PM
Frazier should have known not to **** with me.
Yeah, I don't think Smokin' Joe fought ANY weenies.

Chiefs Pantalones
07-09-2005, 09:26 PM
I wonder if Scanlon could whoop Ali?

Ari Chi3fs
07-09-2005, 09:26 PM
Yeah, I don't think Smokin' Joe fought ANY weenies.

at least I dont need Viagra, you old limp-dicked coot. :)

Skip Towne
07-09-2005, 09:30 PM
at least I dont need Viagra, you old limp-dicked coot. :)
What makes you think I do shit-for-brains?

Chiefs Pantalones
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
What make you think I do shit-for-brains?

This post is terrific without pics.

Skip Towne
07-09-2005, 09:36 PM
This post is terrific without pics.
Thank you, thank you very much [/Elvis]