List of Articles by Eddie Alinea
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Displaying articles 1 to 10.THRILLA IN MANILA: THE MEDIA
20 Sep 2017
As early as a month ago before Muhammad “The Greatest” Ali put his world heavyweight crown on the block against ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier on Octoner 1, 1975, foreign journalists had already flown in Manila in what assured the
Thrilla in Manila: The Belinda-Veronica Fiasco
19 Sep 2017
Muhammad Ali came to Manila in mid-September 1975 to defend his world heavyweight title against arch-rival Joe Frazier.
He lost his wife Belinda instead.
Before boarding he Philippine Airlines flight to the fight si
Thrilla in Manila: The war of nerves starts upon Ali’s arrival
18 Sep 2017
Right upon landing at the Manila International Airport on September 15, 1971, Angelo Dundee, defending world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali’s chief trainer, declared that challenger Joe Frazier “had already lost the f
THRILLA IN MANILA: JOE FRAZIER ARRIVES IN MANILA AHEAD OF ALI
13 Sep 2017
The battle of nerves between heavyweights Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier that started when the two first fought in 1971, reignited in 1974 in their rematch was relived anew in the twin press conferences held separately
THE ROAD TO THRILLA IN MANILA: REFEREE BUNGLES ALI-FRAZIER II
11 Sep 2017
Three years following Chapter One of their Trilogy in 1971, Muhammad Ali, the defeated challenger, and Joe Frazier, who remained the world heavyweight champion, went separate ways, the former wanting to recover lost time and
MUHAMMAD ALI: THE ROAD TO THRILLA IN MANILA
10 Sep 2017
Muhammad Ali was sidelined for three-and-a-half long years brought about by his suspension for refusing to be drafted into the military. Such suspension was lifted in August 1970.
Two months later Ali climbed up the ring an
THRILLA IN MANILA 42nd ANNIVERSARY
08 Sep 2017
“You gotta have a butterfly net to catch me … It’s gonna be a chilla, and a thrilla, when I get the Gorilla in Manila.”
These lines, coming from the lips of Muhammad Ali, formally gave birth to the ‘Thrilla In Ma
FISCHER, MARCIANO STAND OUT IN SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER
08 Sep 2017
Did you know that several great sports events occurred in h first week of this month?
Chess wizard Bobby Fischer, for instance, the first American to win the world championship, did the trick on the very first day of Septemb
OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: A VICTORY FOR THE PHILIPPINES
19 Aug 2017
A commitment had been made and whatever the cost, it had to be kept. Thus was what the decision to push through with the hosting of the 30th episode of the Southeast Asian Games meant.
There is war in Mindanao. In the Muslim City of Marawi. Until when it will last and whatever the outcome will b
PHILIPPINES WILL HOST 30TH SEA GAMES IN 2019
18 Aug 2017
Foreign Affairs Secretary Peter Cayetano announced yesterday that the Philippines is pushing through with the hosting the 30th Southeast Asian Games two years from now.
The former senator also assert