50. WITHOUT DUNDEE
When Ali’s trainer decided to corner Jimmy Ellis in 1972 (because he was also Ellis’ manager), Muhammad engineered a spat between the pair to sell the fight. There was no truth in it, and they were reunited after Ali beat Ellis in 12 rounds.
49. SPAGHETTI LEGS
After taking a meaty whack from brilliant light-heavyweight puncher Bob Foster in 1972, Ali feigned – or disguised – he was hurt, wobbling his knees theatrically. Cut for the first time, Ali battered Foster to defeat in eight rounds.
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