favorite Ali match?

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by hell wall, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. hell wall

    hell wall Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Messages:
    821
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    oklahoma city
    What is yous guys favorite Ali fight? Mine is him vs Douglas Jones... it is one of his early one where he actually. Gets beat on and knocked down...he wins the fight but I think Jones really won....another great one is him vs jerry quarry
     
  2. ELGUAP01

    ELGUAP01 Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Utah
    My favorite is Ali vs Frazier 1.
     
  3. Cracky

    Cracky Fanny Pack

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    12,764
    Likes Received:
    316
    Location:
    Norman,OK
    Ali vs. Frazier 1 for me.. because Frazier is one of my favorite fighters ever
     
  4. Wanderlei4Life

    Wanderlei4Life Red Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2005
    Messages:
    8,763
    Likes Received:
    881
    Clay vs Liston 1.

    "I just turned 22 years old, I must be the greatest!"
     
  5. Lovci

    Lovci Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2013
    Messages:
    1,288
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    My **** Is Huge
    TS doesn't like Ali, and he wants to troll us. HAhA I caught him first.

    Probably a fight from his before his big layoff, when he could really move and was in his prime.
     
  6. hell wall

    hell wall Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Messages:
    821
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    oklahoma city
    I do like Ali.... he is a master tactian.... him vs Oscar bonavena is a sweet match as well
     
  7. mozfonky

    mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2003
    Messages:
    10,190
    Likes Received:
    2,286
    Location:
    x
    a lot of his fights, a lot. Chuvalo once said that the first Liston fight was his best performance, he may be right although he wasn't experienced and physically mature yet. All the sixties defenses are great to watch, no one in heavyweight history could beat him then, he fought all kinds and made them all look bad. No telling how much more he would have done in the prime years. Post-exile? He got lazy in training, and it showed. Lots and lots of his fights are hard to watch post 70. He proved his greatness but he also looked horrible in many of his fights, some of them I can't even watch. Lucien Rodriquez or whatever his name was, was an awful performance, so was the Mathis fight. he only prepared properly when he lost after Norton wherein he went on a string of good performances, after the forman fight he began fucking around in training again and taking punishment he wouldn't have had to had he trained right. Losing to Spinks also coaxed him to wring out one last decent fight even though he had nothing left really. Then, I don't have to go into the Holmes and Berbick fights. Still, with his natural ability, 75 percent of ali was enough to kayo lots of guys for the first have of the seventies. After Frazier he never kayoed a meaningful opponent or knockedown a meaningful opponent ever again. He was shot. (also, doug Jones didn't knock him down you're thinking of Sonny Banks.
     
  8. ALAN PARTRIDGE

    ALAN PARTRIDGE NO LONGER REGISTERED

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    32,101
    Likes Received:
    25,916
    Location:
    NO LONGER REGISTERED
  9. hell wall

    hell wall Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Messages:
    821
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    oklahoma city
    No doug jones hits him clean and knocks him into ropes..he falls into them pretty good
     
  10. Da City of God

    Da City of God Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2013
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    1
    Holmes/Ali:icon_twis
     
  11. MadHorse

    MadHorse Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,464
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Holland
    vs Liston I
    vs Williams
     
  12. Nal**

    Nal** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    944
    Likes Received:
    0
    Toss-up between Ali vs. Liston I
    and Ali vs. Foreman

    Ali was terrified and Liston was mean and intimidating. Liston couldn't even touch him in the fight. Then Sonny tried dirty tricks and even that didn't work. Great story for Ali, sad story for Liston.

    In 1974 Foreman was Sonny Liston. I believe this fight would've resembled Ali vs. Liston had Ali been in his prime. Foreman was powerful and feared. I think everyting about this fight has been said, but it's the biggest night in boxing history IMO.
    I think I had to call this my fav Ali fight since Liston never really hit Ali that way. This fight basically answered the question "What if Liston was the same height as Ali and what if Ali didn't have his footspeed?" - Sounds like hell for Ali, but he came out on top nonetheless.

    Ali vs. Tyson would've been just as good.
     
  13. Oogie Sharp

    Oogie Sharp Red Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    9,302
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Location:
    Canada
    Probably Ali-Foreman because noone gave Ali a chance. And the historical significance of it (in my mind - Ali became GOAT HW with that win). Plus the whole year leading up to the fight, the delays, Ali living in Africa for a time, getting back to his Zen. It's a fascinating documentary if anyone has seen it.

    It's hilarious hearing (David Frost is it?) yelling everytime Ali got close to the ropes and Foreman came in to whail on him.

    Careful Ali...
    Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaareefffullllllllllllllllllllllllllllll


    Just screaming the whole fight. People were scared shitless for him (nobody knowing WTF Ali was doing at the time).
     
  14. n...not crazy

    n...not crazy Red Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Messages:
    9,698
    Likes Received:
    5,946

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.