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In 1977, Ali fought Michael Dokes, who wasn’t the same caliber of a boxer as say, Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, or George Foreman was, but he was no slouch, either.

Dokes held the WBA heavyweight title from 1982-83, so even if he wasn’t Ali’s most formidableĀ opponent, he was certainly worthy to stand in the same ring as Ali.

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He just maybe wished he hadn’t.

As expected, Ali won; that wasn’t the extraordinary part. Along with clowning and mugging it up for the cameras, Ali did exactly what he proclaimed he did years earlier: He floated like a butterfly amidst a fury of Dokes’ punches.

Watch Ali Dodge 21 Punches In 10 Seconds:

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