Thriller in Manilla – Oct. 1, 1975 – Ali-Frazier

Thriller in Manilla

By Dmitri Allicock

On this day in history, Oct 1 1975, Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier for the heavyweight boxing title- The Thrilla in Manila was the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. It was contested for the Heavyweight Championship of the World at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, October 1, 1975. The contest’s name is derived from the frequent rhyming boast made by Ali that the fight would be a “Killa and a Thrilla and a Chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila”. 

The bout is consistently ranked as one of the best in the sport’s history and proved to be the culmination of the bitter rivalry between Ali and Frazier. [Read more:  Thriller in Manilla]

— VIDEO: THRILLA IN MANILLA – (Part 6 of 6)

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