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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 Ali and Frazier in Malacanang
By Eddie Alinea,, 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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By Maloney L. Samaco,, 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,, 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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By Maloney L. Samaco,, 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 Loverro, 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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TSS Closer Look: HBO's "The Thrilla In Manila"
By Ron Borges, The Sweet Science, 08 Apr 2009

HBO Sports’ newest documentary really should be called “The Other Guy’’ because that is what it is all about. On the surface it is a dramatic recounting of the “Thrilla in Manila,’’ the sto
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By Maloney L. Samaco,, 07 Apr 2009

Produced by Don King and shown in several countries worldwide by HBO, “Thrilla in Manila” is ranked by ESPN's SportsCentury as the fifth greatest sporting event of all time in 1999. According to Muhammad Ali's trusted phys
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The day Ali saw death
By Jon Anderson, The Sunday Mail (Australia), 09 Oct 2005
THE vanquished lay on a bed in semi-darkness, unable to recognise loved ones because his eyes were reduced to slits, while the victor's brain would take 20 hours to recuperate. The brutality of the October 1, 1975, heavyweight championship in Manila between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier later led
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