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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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Two greats, one everlasting memory
By Alan Hubbard, The Independent, 25 Sep 2005
It remains one of sport's most celebrated chapters. Alan Hubbard revisits boxing's Thrilla in Manila Imelda Marcos had put on her dancing shoes. She had selected them carefully from her infamously large collection of footwear, hoping to entice Muhammad Ali into tripping the light fantastic with
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Joe Frazier – Still A Champ
By Thomas Gerbasi, MaxBoxing.com, 23 Sep 2005
Back on 11th Avenue in Brooklyn in the late 70’s and early 80’s, every night was the ‘Thrilla in Manila’. My mother probably still goes to bed at night with the sound of clicking in her head as she recalls her soon to be teenage son re-enacting the legendary trilogy between J
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Joe Frazier on "Beyond the Glory"
By , EastSideBoxing.com, 15 Sep 2005
15.09.05 - FSN’s one-hour documentary series BEYOND THE GLORY continues with a new episode profiling heavyweight boxing sensation Joe Frazier. In this episode, BTG explores the inspiring life of a young farm boy from South Carolina who overcame his greatest challenges to become one of the worl
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The Time Tunnel: Muhammad Ali - Shades of Greatness
By Kevin Kincade, EastSideBoxing.com, 14 Sep 2005
09.14.05 – By Kevin Kincade: I don’t know how many times I started to write this piece only to rip it to shreds and start over again. It seems no matter what words I put to paper, nothing comes remotely close to adequately portraying one of, if not “The Greatest of All Time”
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The ‘Thriller in Manila’- Fight of a Lifetime
By Michael Klimes, EastSideBoxing.com, 12 Sep 2005
12.09.05 - By Michael Klimes: It will be a killer, and a chiller and a thrilla when I get the gorilla In Manila - Muhammad Ali. One of the most electrifying boxing bouts in history took place under the auspices of perhaps one of the most corrupt dictators in 20th Century history- Philip E. Marcos. T
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Ali v Frazier: the thrilla in Manila
By , TypePad.com, 05 Sep 2005
Mention “Manila” to most people and they’ll either think of a large envelope or one of the most savage heavyweight boxing matches of the modern era. Heavyweight champion Mohammad Ali and Joe Frazier met on 30 years ago, on 1 October 1975, for the third time. Ali was the odd
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The unforgiven
By Thomas Hauser, guardian.co.uk, 05 Sep 2005
Muhammad Ali never had a tougher fight. Joe Frazier never felt more bitter about defeat and continues even today to hate his great rival. Thirty years after the Thrilla in Manila, America's leading boxing writer Thomas Hauser remembers the greatest heavyweight bout of them all and discovers why Fraz
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Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier (III)
By J. Ehrmann, Float-Like-a- Butterly.de, 02 Oct 2000
September 30, 1975 Manila, Philippines Muhammad Ali's third fight against his archrival Joe Frazier was a spectacular ending to the long lasting struggle of the two Heavyweights who faced each other for a total of 132 minutes in the ring. The "Thrilla in Manila" is considered one of the most bruta
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For Ali, What Price the Thrilla in Manila?
By Dave Anderson, The New York Times, 23 Sep 1984
hen that epic in brutality ended in the Philippine Coliseum nearly nine years ago, Joe Frazier had lost. His manager, Eddie Futch, had surrendered for him after the 14th round. Muhammad Ali had retained his world heavyweight title. About 15 minutes later, Joe Frazier, his left eye closed below the t
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