Revisiting the Ali-Frazier Trilogy: Ali vs. Frazier III, The Thrilla in Manilla

  In honor of the passing of The Greatest, we’re re-watching the trilogy of trilogies, Ali against Smokin’ Joe Frazier, and breaking them down, round-by-round.  Today, we’re rolling on to their rematch nearly three years later.  You can find our analysis of Ali-Frazier I here and Ali-Frazier II here.   Muhammad Ali was riding high before his fight with Joe Frazier in the...
Via Undercard Superstar
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Greatest vs. The Man of Steel

The world lost a true icon when Muhammad Ali passed away last Friday after a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. The three-time world heavyweight champion transcended the sport of boxing in part due to his memorable in-ring battles. “The Fight of the Century” against Joe Frazier divided a nation while “The Rumble in the Jungle” against George Foreman united another...
Via In The Neutral Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Revisiting the Ali-Frazier Trilogy: Ali vs. Frazier 2

  In honor of the passing of The Greatest, we’re re-watching the trilogy of trilogies, Ali against Smokin’ Joe Frazier, and breaking them down, round-by-round.  Today, we’re rolling on to their rematch nearly three years later.  You can find our analysis of Ali-Frazier I here.   Nearly three years had passed before Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier would again share the ring...
Via Undercard Superstar
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Muhammad Ali exhibit opens in venue of "Thrilla in Manila"

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Filipino fans remembering boxing legend Muhammad Ali gathered near the site of his epic ''Thrilla in Manila'' fight with Joe Frazier for an art and photo tribute Friday. The display near Araneta Coliseum at Ali Mall was launched hours before Ali's burial in the United States. Ali died June 3 at age 74. Outside the coliseum, a cutout picture of Ali stands...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Muhammad Ali’s first bout with Joe Frazier was financed by Jack Kent Cooke

A group led by former New York Jets president Sonny Werblin, NBC executive Bobby Sarnoff and “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson expressed interest in 1970 in underwriting the first world heavyweight championship bout between Muhammad ali and Joe Frazier. Werblin reportedly planned to stage the fight at the Singer Bowl in Flushing Meadows and offered a […]
Via DC Sports Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Greatest knockouts of boxing great Muhammad Ali's career

Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer of all time, died Friday at age 74. His boxing career was full of historic fights that provided sports fans of all ages with incredible excitement. Ali also took on the best competition, including Larry Holmes, Leon Spinks, Joe Frazier, Sonny Liston and more. Check out the 10 greatest knockouts from his legendary career in the video below.
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Meaning Of Old Gloves: The Muhammad Ali Exhibition At The O2 Arena

A plank of wood is an unexpected start to “I Am The Greatest,” the much-hyped Muhammad Ali exhibition at London’s O2 Arena. It’s the door header from 3302 Grand Avenue in Louisville, Ali’s childhood home and the label suggests that a teenage Ali would surely have reached up and touched it on coming home from school. It’s a relic for boxing’s true believers. Some venerate...
Via The Queensbury Rules
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Frazier statue to be unveiled in Philadelphia on Sept 12th

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia is set to unveil a new 12-foot bronze statue commemorating Joe Frazier, one of the most iconic Philadelphia athletes in history, during a free, open-to-the-public ceremony at XFINITY Live! on Saturday, September 12 at 1 p.m. XFINITY Live! and Joe Hand Promotions were the lead contributors for this memorial. Statue artist Stephen Layne recreated Frazier...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Starting Lineups: Joe Frazier’s Statue Is Finally Approved, 20 Years Too Late

The biggest travesty in Philadelphia sports/culture history is finally, mercifully about to come to an end. Joe Frazier, one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, the man who defeated an in-his-prime Muhammad Ali, the man who stood toe to toe with “The Greatest” for three epic fights, will get his knockdown of Ali […]The post Starting Lineups: Joe Frazier’s Statue...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Philly Art Commission OKs Frazier statue design

Joe Frazier has won another decision more than two years after his death: The Philadelphia Art Commission has unanimously approved a design for a statue honoring the former heavyweight boxing champ. KYW-TV ( ) reports the sculpture will depict Frazier landing a left hook that knocked down Muhammad Ali during their 1971 title fight at Madison Square Garden...
Via Associated Press
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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