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  1. Joe Frazier-George Foreman I opened the door to a heavyweight gol...

    Nigel Collins

    "The Rumble in the Jungle" and "Thrilla in Manila" may be more acclaimed, but "The Sunshine Showdown" -- Joe Frazier's 1973 heavyweight defense against George Foreman in Kingston, Jamaica -- led the way.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  2. Yearbook, Oct. 1: The Thrilla in Manila

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 1, 1975: To borrow a quote used in an ESPN Classic SportsCentury account of this third and final fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier: "Of all the men I fought, Sonny Liston was the scariest, George Foreman was the most powerful, Floyd Pat...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  3. Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter kicks off campaign for Smokin' ...

    Move over, Rocky. Make way for Smokin' Joe.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  4. White: MMA's own Thrilla in Manila a draw

    Ben Blackmore

    Dana White has likened Mauricio Shogun Rua versus Dan Henderson to the Thrilla in Manila between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, although the UFC president says Saturday's clash should have ended in a draw. More »...

    Blog | November 20, 2011
  5. Smokin' Joe Frazier -- A Philly fighter who was a legend in New Y...

    Wallace Matthews

    I was lucky enough to know Joe Frazier -- a Philly fighter, but a New York legend.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  6. Joe Frazier, former heavyweight champion, dead at 67

    Joe Frazier, who beat Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century and battled him nearly to the death in the Thrilla in Manila, died Monday night after a brief battle with liver cancer at the age of 67.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  7. NASCAR - Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin survive Chase scare

    Terry Blount

    Like two brave and battered boxers after a 12-round title fight, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin raised their arms in triumph Saturday night at Richmond. The Chase? Bring it on.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2011
  8. The Jeff Gordon-Jeff Burton scuffle didn't even make David Newton...

    David Newton

    Sure, the Jeff Gordon-Jeff Burton scuffle this past fall at Texas was highlight-worthy stuff. But the glorified shoving match didn't make David Newton's list of NASCAR's best beatdowns.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2011
  9. Muhammad Ali showed mettle in Manila

    Graham Houston

    When thinking of Muhammad Ali in the ring, the image that comes to mind is of a masterful boxer, fast and stylish, innovative and confident. Looking back at the Thrilla in Manila, one is reminded of other Ali attributes that perhaps were not so widel...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  10. Topics: Joe Frazier

    Joe Frazier was a heavyweight boxing champion and Olympic gold medalist. Frazier was best known for his trio of fights with the legendary Muhammad Ali, including, "The Thrilla in Manila" in 1975....

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  11. ESPN Primer: UFC 112

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    It's not exactly the Thrilla in Manila, but the UFC's first trip into the Middle East still represents a progression of fighting sports previously left to media and satellite signals. (Boxing is too disorganized to even attempt T-shirt sale...

    Blog | April 09, 2010
  12. ESPN Primer: UFC 112

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    It's not exactly the Thrilla in Manila, but the UFC's first trip into the Middle East still represents a progression of fighting sports previously left to media and satellite signals. (Boxing is too disorganized to even attempt T-shirt sales, let alo...

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2010
  13. Scoop Jackson: The Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics are playing t...

    Scoop Jackson

    Scoop Jackson says Chicago and Boston are playing the greatest seven-game series in the history of any sport. So does every side have anything left?

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2009
  14. Dana O'Neil: Tale of the tape for Saturday's Connecticut-Gonzaga ...

    Dana O'Neil

    OK, so it isn't the Thrilla in Manila, but the Battle in Seattle brings together two top 10 teams as an early holiday present. Mix in the history between Gonzaga and Connecticut -- last year's nailbiting win by the Bulldogs, the 2005 Denham Brown buz...

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2008
  15. Herd Approved

    Herd Approved

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2008
  16. Bout to benefit Memphis' drug court

    It won't be the "Thrilla in Manila," but mayor Willie Herenton promises a good show when he steps into the ring with former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2006