Ali did the same
thing to Dave Bailey when Bailey was one of his sparring partners and to Cody
Jones also, both of them bigger, stronger men than Patterson. He did it to them
in the gym with the big gloves, and I had to take both of them to the hospital
at one time or another to get them back in shape. The jab snaps the head and
jerks the back, and that is what happened to Patterson. Floyd couldn't get out
of the way, and it built up. If Ali hadn't hurt his right hand he probably
would have taken Floyd out earlier than the 12th round.