|Originally posted by deepsoup
I take your point, but I'm not sure Ali is the best example. Because:
a) He is not punch-drunk, he has Parkinson's disease. Maybe one of the medical people will correct me, but I dont think there is necesarily a causal link with boxing in his case. (Besides which, Ali was difficult to hit, thats why he stayed so pretty! )
Ali does have Parkinsons, but a lot of people think it might be related to the beatings he took.
Towards the end of his career, he won fights by letting the other guy wear himself out punching, so he did take a lot of punishment.