So, the film “Ali” is on TV and it has me thinking about the (Parkinson syndrome) dementia he would later develop as a result of his boxing career (and likely mixed with dementia pugilistica – boxer’s dementia).
And I started thinking about that line that someone says if they look like they got a beating, “yeah, but you should see the other guy!” And I started to wonder, what did happen with Ali’s opponents?
I had to look it up, because I don’t know that much about boxing. I like these little research projects. Sure, I missed half of the movie, but I think I learned a lot more!
So here’s what I found about Ali’s opponents in under an hour: