Feature | Jun 04 2016

The best performances of Muhammad Ali

Matt Christie ranks Muhammad Ali's finest performances
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1. ARCHIE MOORE (w rsf 4)
“The Old Mongoose” was certainly past his best when he was beaten, but the manner in which young Cassius Clay went about the thrashing was awe-inspiring. Moore could not cope with the brilliance, in what is undoubtedly Clay’s finest pre-Liston performance.

2. HENRY COOPER (w rsf 5)
The heavy knockdown Clay suffered shaped the story of the famous fight but how he recovered from such potential devastation offered an early clue to the incredible recuperative powers he possessed.