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At least boxing is consistent. The men's version is fraught with sleaze, and--hey! so is the women's. LAILA ALI, 23, scored a majority decision over JACQUI FRAZIER-LYDE, 39, last Friday night in Verona, N.Y., in what was billed as the next chapter in the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier feud but was actually a fight between two women who are very bad at boxing. True, both fighters came in undefeated: Ali had crushed 48-year-old grandmother Marjorie Jones; Frazier-Lyde had whupped a 19-year-old who turned tail when she saw Frazier charging. The fighters exchanged violent blows, but the night's big thrill came when Smokin' Joe arrived to give his defeated daughter a hug. Muhammad Ali had a previous commitment to attend something classier--a NASCAR event.