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There's a good piece on this infamous fight in The Guardian:
Picture Muhammad Ali.
How do you see him?
Standing snarling over Sonny Liston? Shadow boxing on the bottom of a swimming pool? Leaning into the ropes as George Foreman pummels his kidneys? Stooping, shaking, to light the Olympic flame?
How about Ali flapping about on the canvas while an 18 stone wrestler sits on his face? Who wants to remember Ali that way?
There are some things a person should never have to see happen to a man like Ali. This is the story of one of them.
November 11, 2009 in Sports | Permalink
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I see this fight as a pure drama and nothing else. poeple can make all different stories to attract foolish media and sell tickets. you dont have to be pro wrestler or boxer youself to figure out between a drama and a real fight. Whatever happened in that drama bears no impact on Ali's career, or even Inoki's career, although the latter did gain some more popularity and Ali pocketing in extra few million dollars.
December 23, 2009 at 02:03 PM
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