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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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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 '
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Thirty Years Later - The Building Blocks of The Thrilla in Manila
By Frank Lotierzo, BoxingScene.com, 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
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1975: Muhammad Ali wins 'Thrilla in Manila'
By , 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.
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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
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CENTURY'S BEST
"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
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BEST HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT EVER: PHILBOXING.COM REMEMBERS "THRILLA IN MANILA"
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 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
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A trip down memory lane
By Frank Keating, Deccan Herald, 29 Sep 2005
THRILLA IN MANILLA A trip down memory lane Spare a thought this Friday-Saturday morning for a harrowing anniversary. Gruesome, sure, but also one of heroic nobility. Thirty October 1’s ago at Quezon City in the Philippines, Muhammad Ali of Planet Earth and Joe Frazier of Nearly the Wh
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Ali's wits, stamina proved edge in "The Thrilla"
By Jose "Chegui" Torres, ESPN.com, 28 Sep 2005
Editor's note: Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of "The Thrilla In Manila," the final installment in the legendary Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier trilogy. In honor of this fight and in anticipation of Antonio Tarver-Roy Jones III on Saturday, ESPN.com explores boxing's -- and other sports' -- great tri
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Ali: King of The World
By , This Day Online, 27 Sep 2005
His life has been documented in movies and made-for-TV films, capturing his boxing career, life and fight with Pakinson disease. This month his life-story is profiles when SABC AFRICA on DStv screens MUHAMMAD ALI: KING OF THE WORLD on Monday October 17. Based on the 1998 bestselling biography by
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