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 […]