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How would Ali have fared against other heavyweight greats?

How would Muhammad Ali have fared against the likes of Jack Dempsey and Mike Tyson? Graham Houston explores.

Originally Published: August 19, 2008
By Graham Houston | Special to ESPN.com

Muhammad Ali might have been the greatest heavyweight of them all, but that doesn't necessarily mean he would have beaten every other heavyweight champion.

It's true that styles make fights, as Ken Norton -- who is not considered a great heavyweight -- showed in his three tough, close fights with Ali.

Size comes into play, as well. Some of the modern heavyweights would have been much bigger than Ali.

Ali's greatest assets, of course, were speed, reflexes and mental and ...

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