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12/12/2013 01:18 pm ET | Updated Jun 03, 2016

Muhammad Ali Dodges 21 Punches, Does A Delightful Victory Dance

The next time someone argues youthful energy trumps experience and wisdom, show them this GIF.

In it, a 35-year-old Muhammad Ali dodges 21 punches from 19-year-old Michael Dokes -- in 10 seconds flat. At the end, Ali highlights the accomplishment with a delightfully taunting wiggle dance.

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The GIF from the April 1977 exhibition match, which can be viewed on YouTube, was posted on Reddit and made the rounds on various sports blogs this week.

Just two years before the match, Dokes, then just 17, told Sports Illustrated, "my hands are so fast they can't catch them on film... I told Muhammad Ali, 'I'm gonna get you, old man, so you better get out while you can.'"

We're guessing Dokes would take back those words if he could.

(Hat Tip: Reddit)

Watch a short clip of the match set to M.C. Hammer's "Can't Touch This:"

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