How in the hell could Ali take the body shots he took? I've never seen a fighter be able to take the punishment he has to the body and keep going. He took crazy body shots against Chuvalo, Foreman and Frazier yet in the end he was the one with the finishing ability. The boxing textbook says you bang the body early and take them out late yet with Ali this did not apply. Was it the fact that his jab was so effective it had a similar impact as body shots and he wore his opponents down? Was it he had iron ribs? Was his will so strong that body shots didn't matter. Ali was some kind of freak of nature.