Muhammad Ali is arguably the greatest fighter to ever live. Tell you something you don’t know, right? In 1977, when Ali was nearing the end of his career, he fought 19-year-old Michael Dokes in a three-round exhibition. Ali was 35 at the time, and he made his young opponent look completely foolish.
At first glance, it almost looks like Dokes had Ali backed into a corner and was beating on him. But if you find yourself mesmerized by the GIF like I was and watch it 37 times, you realize Dokes didn’t land a single punch during that attempted assault. In fact, he missed with 21 punches in just 10 seconds.
And of course, Ali gave a little wiggle at the end to embarrass the youngster a bit more. Once again, we are reminded of why Jim Brown wisely abandoned his plan to fight Ali back in the 1960s.