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Paved With Gold

Aficianado

Paved With Gold

LONG BEFORE THEY MET AT THE CROSSROADS IN 1971, ALI AND FRAZIER STARTED THEIR PRO JOURNEYS AS OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS  “If someone...

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The Champion: Joe Frazier

JOE FRAZIER Record: 26-0 (23 KOs) Age: 27 • Height: 5-foot-11½ Reach: 73 inches Stance: Orthodox Official Weight: 205½ pounds FRAZIER vs. Oscar Bonavena September 21, 1966 • Madison...

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FLASHBACK: Frazier-Clay Confidential

FRAZIER-CLAY CONFIDENTIAL This feature originally appeared in the May 1971 issue of The Ring Magazine. Editor’s note: Some of the author’s language...

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Being There

THE WORLD AS SEEN FROM THE CENTER OF THE FRAZIER-ALI STORM Before 1971, there was 1910 and 1938. Years when heavyweight rumbles shook...

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The Greatest Victory

ONLY TWO FIGHTS IN HISTORY, JOHNSON VS. JEFFRIES AND LOUIS-SCHMELING II, CAN MATCH THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF FRAZIER’S SHOWDOWN WITH...

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An Insider’s Look at The Fight of the Century

GENE KILROY, THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF MUHAMMAD ALI’S INNER CIRCLE, SHARES HIS MEMORIES AND INSIGHT ON THE NIGHT JOE...

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Flesh and Blood

JOE FRAZIER’S FAMILY ALSO ENDURED ABUSE IN THE BUILDUP TO THE ALI FIGHT, BUT ULTIMATELY THEY SHARED IN HIS VINDICATION Regardless...

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Reconciliation

AFTER YEARS OF BITTERNESS AND LINGERING RESENTMENT, ALI AND FRAZIER FINALLY AGREED THAT IT WAS TIME TO MAKE PEACE These are...

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