Revisiting the Ali-Frazier Trilogy: Ali-Frazier I

  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 starting with the first of the legendary bouts. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier were friends. Frazier was willing to plead to President Richard Nixon and lend money to Ali as he took a stand against the...
Via Undercard Superstar
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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
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Street near Madison Square Garden becomes Muhammad Ali Way

NEW YORK (AP) A length of street next to New York's Madison Square Garden is being temporarily renamed Muhammad Ali Way to honor the boxing legend, who died last week. Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) announced Tuesday that West 33rd Street adjacent to the arena will be temporarily named for Ali. The Democratic mayor says Ali ''never backed down from a fight in or outside...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What the Philadelphia 76ers Can Learn from Muhammad Ali

Can the Philadelphia 76ers take some critical information and learn from the life and career of Muhammad Ali? Although he never fought in Philadelphia, Muhammad Ali leaves behind a far reaching sports legacy. He once told Joe Frazier, before Frazier defeated him in Madison Square Garden in 1971, “Joe Frazier, if you [beat] me, I will crawl across […] What the Philadelphia...
Via The Sixer Sense
3 days ago

Abraham Lopez prevails in classic Skinny War

CARSON – Muhammad Ali probably would have enjoyed the knuckle-busting events of Saturday night, although he might have wondered why there was so much StubHub Center hub-bub about such little guys. When Ali and Joe Frazier and George Foreman were...
Via The OC Register
3 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.
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ali's death rekindles memories of 'Thrilla in Manila' fight

MANILA, Philippines (AP) From boxers to left-wing activists, Filipinos in this boxing-crazy nation on Saturday grieved the death of Muhammad Ali, which brought back fond memories of the epic 1975 ''Thrilla in Manila'' fight between Ali and Joe Frazier. Sports commentator Ronnie Nathanielsz, who was assigned by then-dictator Ferdinand Marcos to act as government liaison to Ali...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A fight-by-fight look at Muhammad Ali's career milestones

Muhammad Ali’s prolific 61-fight career featured bouts that are considered the greatest in history: a trilogy with Joe Frazier that produced “The Fight of the Century” and the “Thrilla in Manila,” and the “The Rumble in the Jungle” with...
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What Muhammad Ali being the ‘Greatest’ meant to me

I can vividly remember where I was on March 8, 1971. I spent most of that night in my mother’s bedroom in Las Cruces, New Mexico, listening to the static-filled reception from an old radio that was giving round by round updates of Muhammad Ali’s epic battle with Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden. I...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

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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