Cooper wasn't KOed he was TKO due to a cut... and Ali was really hurt by
that shot... though I too suspect he would have survived and won regardless
of the Dundee move... a cheap move in and of itself it sould be noted... but
Clay (Ali) was headed for greatness nevertheless...
> >> angelo dundee admited to tearing the glove open to give clay the extra
> >> needed to recover...
> >> if it wasn't for this injustice, cooper would have gone on to fight
> >Yes I know, I heard Dundee say the same thing. My point is this though.
> >Ali/Clay got the extra time - but who's to say that he would have lost
> >fight with only the minutes rest. Frazier put Ali down at the deeper end
> >the first fight, and he was not able to finish the job. As it is, it is
> >pointless to say "Cooper was robbed" or anything like, when he was
> >less than 15mins later.
> Possibly and most likely Ali did get a few extra minutes to recover
> but that doesn't take away the fact that Cooper couldn't close the
> deal. He got in one good shot at the end of the 4th. Then he himself
> got KOed in the 5th. No way was Cooper "robbed". If he was better
> than Ali, he should have been able to go on and win the fight. He
> didn't. And two fights later he lost on points to a journey man Roger
> Rischer. I doubt very much that Cooper would have been able to beat
> Sonny Liston.
> Further proof that Cooper wasn't good enough to beat Ali came in 1966
> when they met again and Ali TKOed him in the 6th. Cooper than goes on
> to lose to Floyd Patterson in his next fight by KO in the 4th.
> One good shot, much like Rahman's to Lewis. Only difference is Ali
> had a better chin, was a younger man, a far better fighter and a
> better corner than Lewis.
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