There’s an old saying in life which I believe to be true.
The bigger they are the harder they fall. I’ve seen this ring true too many times in life.
And, it’s not the size of the dog in the fight that counts — but the size of the fight in the dog that matters most.
Joe Frazier for his time at heavyweight perhaps embodied this more than most.
A fearless warrior with one of the best left hooks of all-time.
The size of his foe mattered little to him.
George Foreman however when they collided showed another saying to be true.
A good big man sometimes beats a good little man.
Stopping him on the two occasions they went to battle as illustration in his case.
But that doesn’t necessarily supersede the aforementioned sentiment, sometimes a good little man beats a good big man as the likes of Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and Manny Pacquiao showed in their careers at points for example.
Speaking to one fan on Twitter Foreman had a great point about his old rival Frazier:
After all, didn’t David slay Goliath one time.
It can be done when the spirit of the warrior, or boxer in this case, is alligned.
Born again Christian Foreman these days is far removed from his old mentality but what a proposition he was back in the day for any man to fight.
Here’s a look back at what transpired in his bout with Joe Frazier the second time: