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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. Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter kicks off campaign for Smokin' ...

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

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. As Ali has evolved, so have Louisvillians with him

    Pat Forde

    In The Greatest's hometown, on the day of the long-awaited dedication of the Muhammad Ali Center, the stories of Louisvillians start when he was just Cassius.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2005
  8. Women, men, horses have dueled for supremacy

    Teri Berg

    On the eve of Tarver-Jones III, ESPN.com considers the best sports rivalries in history.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2005
  9. Trilogies filled with triumphs, tragedies

    Teri Berg

    ESPN.com considers the best three-act ring rivalries in history. Where do you think Arturo Gatti's scrums with Micky Ward rank?

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2005
  10. Trilogies filled with triumphs, tragedies

    Teri Berg

    On the eve of Tarver-Jones III, ESPN.com considers the best three-act ring rivalries in history.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2005
  11. Ali's wits, stamina proved edge in "The Thrilla"

    Jose "Chegui" Torres

    In The Thrilla In Manila, Muhammad Ali demonstrated he was not only smarter but even more macho than his great rival, Joe Frazier.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2005
  12. Thrilla: An exhausting, excruciating epic

    Tim Graham

    Having left every ounce inside the ring 30 years ago, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier could not have given anything more to themselves, to each other, to us.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2005
  13. Philippines officials interested in Tyson-Lewis bout

    The Philippines, battling an image problem of its own, is making a pitch for the Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis fight, billing it as a repeat of the ''Thrilla in Manila" between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier nearly three decades ago.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2002