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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.

There are 49 articles related to this issue.
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Thrilla In Manila Aftermath
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Nov 2015

Thirty six years after the final chapter of their historic trilogy and up until Joe Frazier's death on November 7, 2011, the animosity between the former world heavyweight champion and his successor, Muhammad Ali con
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Thrilla In Manila -- Sixth of a Series
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Oct 2015

After their second encounter held at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 24, 1974, many believed the celebrated Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier feud might have ended. But no, Ali, the reigning champion, knocked out George
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Thrilla in Manila - Fifth of a Series
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Oct 2015

The never-ending drama that started since the fight between defending heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and challenger Joe Frazier was announced, spilled on to the days the protagonists held their build up regimen and
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Thrilla In Manila: Fourth of a Series
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Oct 2015

The first of the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier epic trilogy came on March 8, 971 at the Madison Square Garden in New York where "Smokin" Joe dropped "The Greatest" to the canvas in the 15th and final round to earn a unanimous
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Thrilla In Manila:Third of a Series
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Oct 2015

Muhammad Ali, who was to defend his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association heavyweight championship, and challenger and former titlist Joe Frazier, set foot in Manila separately two weeks before their historic October
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Thrilla In Manila (Second of a Series): Ali and Frazier in Malacanang
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Oct 2015

The government left no stone unturned in an effort to make the Thrilla in Manila, the world heavyweight championship confrontation between titlist Muhammad "The Greatest" Ali and countryman challenger "Smokin" Joe Fra
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Remembering The Thrilla In Manila (First of a Series)
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Oct 2015

For a few morning hours, stretching past noontime 40 years ago on Oct. 1 1975, the attention of the world was focused on the Philippines, which was hosting the third and final chapter of the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier historic tri
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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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