Joe Frazier's Biggest Fights

Ali-Frazier III
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Ali-Frazier III

Oct. 1, 1975

Frazier faced Muhammad Ali for the third and final time in Quezon City, Philippines -- the so-called "Thrilla in Manila" -- in an action-filled bout that effectively ended the careers of both fighters. Widely recognized as the greatest heavyweight championship fight ever, Ali won when Frazier's trainer Eddie Futch refused to let his fighter come out for the 15th round. Ali later said it was the "closest thing to dying I know of."

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