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Being there: Larry Merchant recalls The Fight of the Century, Frazier vs. Ali I

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08
Mar

Being there: Larry Merchant recalls The Fight of the Century, Frazier vs. Ali I

Larry Merchant was there 52 years ago to witness the epic showdown between two undefeated heavyweights – Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali – with claims to the world championship.

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19
Dec

An oral history of The Rise & Fall of the HBO Boxing Empire

This is a truncated version of the Oral history of The Rise & Fall of the HBO Boxing Empire. The...

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16
May

On this day: Muhammad Ali stops Ron Lyle in a memorable slugfest

It was only seven months earlier that Muhammad Ali had defied all odds to overcome one of the greatest challenges...

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17
Jan

Born on this day: Muhammad Ali

Poet, warrior, Olympian, champion, controversial figure, beloved character, and a towering figure of his time and beyond. The one and...

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12
Jan

Born on this day: Joe Frazier

Olympian, world champion, KO artist, and nemesis to The Greatest. The great Joe Frazier was born on a day like...

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10
Jan

Born on this day: George Foreman

 Olympic gold medalist, world heavyweight champion, and a lean, mean knockout machine. The great George Foreman turns 74 today. George Edward...

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10
Oct

Larry Holmes: Smoke and Butterflies

Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the Larry Holmes Special Issue, which is available for purchase at The Ring...

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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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10
Sep

On this day: Muhammad Ali avenges jaw-break defeat, outpoints Ken Norton in LA

On Sept. 10, 1973, Muhammad Ali won a hard-fought, razor-close 12-round split decision over Ken Norton at the Forum in...

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01
Sep

On this day: George Foreman scores ruthless first-round KO of Jose Roman in maiden title defense

The challenger’s first mistake came before the opening bell. On Sept. 1, 1973, George Foreman scored a devastating first-round knockout over...

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