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Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier 3

Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier 3

Date: 1st October 1975

Venue: Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Title: WBC & WBA World Heavyweight Titles

Promoted by: Don King Productions

Tv: Closed Circuit Television

Muhammad Ali
( 48 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 224 1/2 lbs

Joe Frazier
( 32 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 215 1/2 lbs


Promoted as "The Thrilla in Manila", Ali and Frazier's last meeting was also their masterpiece in terms of guts, and excitement. Many experts consider this as one of boxing's greatest ever boxing matches.

The fight took place at The Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City in the Philipines and was shown on closed-circuit television in 380 locations in the United States and broadcast to 68 countries worldwide.

Ali was victorious when Frazier's cornerman Eddie Futch signalled to referee Carlos Padilla in the break between the 14th and 15th rounds that his man could not continue, saying to Frazier who was protesting the retirement "It's all over. No one will forget what you did here today."

 

Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier 3