“Life doesn’t run away from nobody. Life runs at people.”
40 years ago, on Oct. 1, 1975, the “Thrilla in Manilla” lived up to its name. This was one of the first bouts I watched as a kid.
The former heavyweight champion lost his fight with cancer. I am sure it was a fight he didn’t lose easily. ESPN’s Sports Century series had a tremendous documentary on Joe Fraizer. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. Here’s Part I: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9TwuE-N_P8] Part II can be found here, part III here, part […]