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Joe's still smoulderin'
By Tom English, The Scotsman, 02 Oct 2005
AS OMENS went, this was as dark as boxing had ever known, a day in early autumn, 1975, when Muhammad Ali was in the ring, doing his thing, an audience hanging on his every abusive word about Smokin' Joe Frazier. Only that's not what Ali called him. Just as Joe never called Ali anything other than Cl  Read Full Story >>>

Heavy Losses
By Kevin Mitchell, The Guardian, 02 Oct 2005
30 years after the 'Thrilla in Manila', heavyweight boxing finds itself down and almost out. Where have the great fighters gone? Audley Harrison declared recently that he was ready to 'follow in the footsteps of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier and Lennox Lewis'. Presumably this is to h  Read Full Story >>>

Ali-Frazier III in Manila remembered
By Eddie Alinea, Tempo, 02 Oct 2005
Thirty years after the last of the epic trilogy, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier are still swinging at each other in media interviews, newspapers and magazine write ups and television documentaries commemorating the fight called ''Thrilla in Manila.'' Long before Ali and Frazier enplaned for Ma  Read Full Story >>>

Tribute for Pacquiao, Viloria, Bautista set
By Noli Cruz, The Manila Bulletin, 02 Oct 2005
MANNY PACQUIAO, Brian Viloria, and Rey “Boom Boom Bautista” – the 1-2-3 punch of Philippine boxing – will come face to face with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo tomorrow when they call on the President at the Malacaņang Palace. The three boxers will be accompanied by M  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing champs meet GMA
Tempo, 02 Oct 2005
Manila Mayor Lito Atienza will lead Manilans in a motorcade on Monday, October 3 for all three Filipino boxing champions who recently scored stunning victories in separate bouts in Los Angeles, California. The motorcade, organized by the Manila Sports Council (MASCO) chaired by Arnold "Ali  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, fellow RP ring stars get honor
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 02 Oct 2005
MANNY Pacquiao, Brian Viloria and Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista--the 1-2-3 punch of Philippine boxing--will be honored in a VIP dinner dubbed as “Tagumpay” Tribute to the Champions Monday at the Crowne Plaza Ballroom in Ortigas. The trilogy of tributes will start at 7 p.m., fea  Read Full Story >>>

Accepting Defeat
By Rico Navarro, The Freeman, 02 Oct 2005
In sports, nobody wants to lose and it's tough to accept defeat. This is why athletes and sportsmen who can't take losing well end up "pikon," and are labeled as "sore losers." And the reason why they lost is always something else other than their own doing. "Tua ni pusta ang mga ref sa pikas. Lima-  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao in Japan, 01 Oct 2005

Manny Pacquiao (right) and Japanese journalist Makoto Okaniwa pose for photograhers as the latter did an exclusive interview with the pound-for-pound superstar during his recent visit in Japan upon the invitation of Cebuano promoter  
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Thrilla for the ages
30 years ago today the world stood still for Ali-Frazier III

By Murray Greig, Edmonton Sun, 01 Oct 2005
The script for the "Thrilla in Manila" - the final act in the three-part blood feud between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier - was written half a world away, in the sweltering heat of Zaire, Africa, in the summer of 1974. Three years earlier, in his third fight since returning from a 40-month forced  Read Full Story >>>

Ali-Frazier fight extracts dreadful price
By John Mehaffey, Reuters, 01 Oct 2005
LONDON (Reuters) - Every element illustrating the heroism, fascination and moral ambiguity of prize fighting fused in the incandescent world title clash between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in the punishing humidity of Manila 30 years ago. After 14 rounds of unremitting brutality and with the two  Read Full Story >>>

Frazier's Son Recalls Ali's Belated Tribute
By Murray Greig, Edmonton Sun, 01 Oct 2005
On the phone from Philadelphia, Marvis Frazier launches into an eerily perfect imitation of Howard Cosell. The words tumble out in that familiar New York twang, clipped and concise: "Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for joining us for today's rebroadcast of The Fight of the Ce  Read Full Story >>>

Top 5 boxing trilogies
By John C. Cotey, St. Petersburg Times, 01 Oct 2005
The first fighter listed won two of the three bouts between them: 1. Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier, 1971-75 Hands down the greatest sports rivalry ever (sorry, Yankees and Red Sox fans) and is the measuring stick to which all boxing trilogies are compared. The first meeting was Ring Magazine '  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, 01 Oct 2005
Cebu's boxing kingmaker, promoter Rex "Wakee" Salud yesterday indicated that he is in no mood to accept Bebot Elorde's offer to pit his boxer Jimrex Jaca against fourth-ranked Baby Lorona Jr, indicating that the latter is down in the rankings, and that Bukidnon's Samuel Duran, who is rated n  Read Full Story >>>

Thirty Years Later - The Building Blocks of The Thrilla in Manila
By Frank Lotierzo,, 01 Oct 2005
This is a two part article in which I chronicle the start of the Ali/Frazier rivalry, culminating with their final bout, "The Thrilla In Manila." In it I reveal a few things you may not know or ever heard before. On September 30th/October 1st 2005, depending on what side of the globe you call   Read Full Story >>>

1975: Muhammad Ali wins 'Thrilla in Manila'
BBC Sport, 01 Oct 2005
US boxer Muhammad Ali has retained the world heavyweight boxing championship after defeating his arch-rival, Joe Frazier, in their third and arguably greatest fight. The so-called "Thrilla in Manilla" lasted 14 rounds before Frazier's trainer, Eddie Futch, finally persuaded him to call it a day.   Read Full Story >>>

He won. But was Ali the greatest loser in the Thrilla in Manila?
By Matthew Syed, The Times (UK), 01 Oct 2005
ACCORDING to the perverse logic of pugilism, the greatness of a bout is measured by the mutual devastation inflicted by the protagonists. By this criterion, the world heavyweight contest between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, under the hot tin roof of the Philippine Coliseum 30 years ago today, is wi  Read Full Story >>>

"Lawdy, Lawdy, He's Great"

By Mark Kram, Sports Illustrated, 01 Oct 2005
Joe Frazier said that of Muhammad Ali, but so fierce and unsparing was their confrontation that the phrase could have applied to them both. It was only a moment, sliding past the eyes like the sudden shifting of light and shadow, but long years from now it will remain a pure and moving g  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, 01 Oct 2005

October 1 will always be remembered as the day when Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier waged what is widely regarded as the best heavyweight fight ever, the Thrilla in Manila. To most young people, the event is just but one of those great even  
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‘Thrilla in Manila’ marks 30th anniversary
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 01 Oct 2005
It was 30 years ago today when the Philippines hosted the most talked-about world heavyweight title fight ever–the climax of the Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier trilogy. The date was Oct. 1, 1975, and the place was the Araneta Coliseum. Because the bout–promoted as the "Thrilla In Ma  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria wants to be noticed
By Richard Dy, The Manila Bulletin, 01 Oct 2005
WORLD BOXING Council light flyweight champion Brian Viloria has been dreaming big even before his sensational first-round knockout of erstwhile titlist Erik Ortiz of Mexico last Sept. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. "I’m trying to get as much attention as I could in my division   Read Full Story >>>

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