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The Thrilla in Manila: 14 rounds of pure hell

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01
Oct

The Thrilla in Manila: 14 rounds of pure hell

It is impossible to conceive how tough the Thrilla in Manila was for Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier but those who were there attempt to provide some insight.

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28
Jan

Ali-Frazier 2: A compelling and worthy sequel

“Joe Frazier looked like an easy fight. The money was big, but a lot of fans felt they were being...

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12
Sep

Tim Bradley and Andre Ward still owe Jamel Herring an apology

It's the age we're in, we all expect it, we know we are going to get those "hot takes," and...

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27
Jun

Muhammad Ali retired as champion on this day in 1979 but couldn’t stay away

Forty years ago today Muhammad Ali retired as champion but money and the temptation for more glory brought him back when there was very little left.

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16
Nov

‘The Fight Doctor’ Ferdie Pacheco, 89, passes away

On Thursday, beloved doctor, artist, author and personal physician to ‘The Greatest,’ Muhammad Ali, Dr. Ferdie Pacheco passed away at age 89.

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28
Sep

Muhammad Ali-Earnie Shavers – The Last Stand 40 Years On

It was a brutal battle that once again confirmed the fighting heart of Muhammad Ali, but victory came at a huge price in the champion’s final successful title defense.

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06
Mar

Holmes reflects on NBC’s last prime time championship hurrah

It’s been nearly 30 years since championship boxing has been broadcast on NBC in prime time. Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes fought on that card on May 20, 1985 and shares his experience and thoughts on the sport’s return on Saturday night.

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26
Jan

Ferdie Pacheco recalls Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier II – 40 years later

Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, the personal physician and a cornerman for Muhammad Ali during most of the former heavyweight champ’s legendary career, recalls the often forgotten second meeting between Ali and greatest rival of “The Greatest,” Joe Frazier. Tuesday, Jan. 28, marks the 40th anniversary of “Super Fight II.”

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