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The Thrilla in Manila 30th Anniversary Special


It has been 30 years since the epic battle between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier took place in Manila where pageantry, savagery, machismo, intelligence, hatred and respect were manisfested in what had been the greatest boxing bout of all time. Below are stories penned for this occasion coming from boxing writers from different corners of the globe.

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REMEMBERING THE ‘THRILLA IN MANILA'
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Oct 2012

While colleague Eddie Alinea was given the task of being the Liaison Officer for “Smokin Joe” Frazier, we were privileged to be chosen as the Liaison Officer of Muhammad Ali which was, without a shadow of doubt, one
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THRILLA IN MANILA 37 YEARS AGO TODAY: SIDELIGHTS OF ALI-FRAZIER III
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Oct 2012

Muhammad Ali’s third fight with Joe Frazier was the final chapter in one of the most spectacular trilogy in world boxing history. The great heavyweights starred in the epic “Thrilla in Manila” which is considered as one of the
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REMEMBERING THE THRILLA IN MANILA
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Sep 2012
MANILA (PNA) -- Thirty seven years ago today, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, the greatest fighters of their era, fought in Manila, the former tried and succeeded in defending his world heavyweight title and the latter tried but failed to wrest the plum. And the world watched Ali bounce back from t
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Remembering Ali and Frazier in Malacanang
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Jan 2012
The boxing world celebrates with Muhammad Ali on his 70th birthday. Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay on January 16, 1942, assumed his Muslim name in the midst of his successful and colourful career, and completed his historic trilogy with equally great heavyweight Joe Frazier in Manila on October 1,
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Pacquiao-Lagman was like Pacquiao-Mosley
By RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News, 18 May 2011
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao may be a knockout main event in the boxing ring, but in the halls of Congress, he may very well be just the newcomer undercard. His Wednesday afternoon interpellation of the reproductive health (RH) bill principal sponsor, House Minority Leader Edcel Lagman, w
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MUHAMMAD ALI AND JOE FRAZIER: THE GREAT RIVALRY
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Oct 2010

It was 35 years ago when The Thrilla in Manila was fought between two boxing titans Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier for the world heavyweight championship at the Araneta Coliseum on October 1, 1975. The bout was considered as one of
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"Thrilla in Manila" remembered in Oakland at this Fight Week
By Matt Stolow, Examiner.com, 19 Nov 2009
Oakland, CA - The Showtime Network's Super Six Super Middleweight (168) Boxing Classic continues Saturday night with event favorite Mikkel Kessler of Denmark facing hometown favorite Andre Ward of Oakland. Let me tell you how important this fight is: It has the word "Super" in its title twice! Se
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CARLOS PADILLA, JR. – THE GREATEST FILIPINO INTERNATIONAL REFEREE
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Apr 2009

“Thrilla in Manila” is worth remembering not only because of the clash of the two boxing titans Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in Manila, but because it was the stepping stone to greatness of the third man in the ring of the
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Thrilla in Manila
By Thom Loverno, The Washington Times, 09 Apr 2009
There is no greater personal rivalry in the history of sports than Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. They fought three times, and while the second fight was forgettable, as neither one held a championship and Ali won a lackluster decision by holding most of the fight, the first one and the third one hav
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Thrilla in Manila: A Must See Event
By , The Ledger, 09 Apr 2009
HBO has put together a compelling piece with its documentary Thrilla in Manila, which is scheduled to be shown Saturday at 8 p.m. on HBO. Those who know the story of the third fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier will be delighted with this piece, told through the eyes for the first time of Fr
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