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01-21-2008, 02:09 AM
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Ali vs. Semenko - It really happened

Check out this amazing story. I know this sounds crazy, but it really happened!

On June 12, 1983, Ali and Semenko boxed in a three round exhibition match. The whole stunt was orchestrated by Mark Messier's uncle Larry.

More details at:
http://www.greatesthockeylegends.com...-happened.html

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Why didn't I know about this until today?



Ali makes a move on Semenko around six minutes in. Just not in the way you'd think.

Joe didn't know the result in his blog post, but it was announced as a draw in the video.

Ali actually moves better against Semenko than he did against Berbick 18 months prior in his last fight, the Drama in Bahama.

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Wow, Dave actually holds rather nicely! Didn't expect that.

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Wow, Dave actually holds rather nicely! Didn't expect that.
Ali was 41...

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Ali was 41...
Bernard Hopkins is 49 and is still competitive

Just seems like Ali didn't take it very seriously. Did it for fun.

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Ali was 41...
And his Parkinson's was worsening, despite not being diagnosed.

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And his Parkinson's was worsening, despite not being diagnosed.
Yeah. Reading the "Decline" section in his Wiki page does explain his bodys strange behavour in the ring before the Semenko fight. When i saw it i tried to put it down to his known willingness to call himself better than everybody and humiliate them, but it did not quite pass the smell test.

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Let's not forget the less publicized 'Mark Messier vs. Gary Coleman' bout:

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Ali was 41...
I wouldn't wanna fight Ali at 61...

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Let's not forget the less publicized 'Mark Messier vs. Gary Coleman' bout:
Man I was going to make a joke about Coleman's size and that beer bottle but my inner voice said to me

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Pocklington PR machine at work

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