Sunday, March 08, 2015

Ali vs Frazier I: Forty-Four Years Ago Today.

Forty- four years ago today, March 8, 1971, in the days when giants still walked the Earth,, the world came to a literal standstill, when for the first time in the history of the sport, two 100% authentic undefeated heavyweight champions entered the ring to settle the dispute.

It was called the "Fight of the Century" and it is among a small handful of fights that lived up to the name. There is a fight coming up on May 2nd of this year that is being sold as the Fight of the Century", we will be lucky if it makes fight of the year.

There are very few fighters that can stir my emotions the way these two did, and continue to do. Smokin' Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, God Bless you for the memories!


brian said...

It sure seems like 44 minutes ago.

Randy De La O said...

Yes it does! same with Hagler -Hearns, Duran-Leonard I, Arguello-Pryor I. The 60's, 70's and 80's were the great era of our life time.

Unknown said...

OT:Signed! The fight every boxing fan dreams of is all set on May 2, MayweatherVsPacquiao megafight. Who's your money on and why! Floyd Mayweather? Or Manny Pacquiao? Manny Pacquiao Video Channel

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