Ali looks for answers
As Frazier took control of the fight, Ali reached deep into his bag of tricks. At one point, he even tried the rope-a-dope gambit that worked so effectively against George Foreman. But Frazier countered by pounding Ali's arms so deflecting his blows hurt nearly as much as absorbing them. By the end of the 10th, the pace of the fight slowed as both men fought serious fatigue. "Both guys ran out of gas," Ali trainer Angelo Dundee later remarked, "only my guy had an extra tank."