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Ali-Frazier I - 40th Anniversary Forty years ago tonight, March 8, 1971, the world came to a standstill: Undefeated world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier defended his crown in Madison Square Garden against former champion Muhammad Ali, also undefeated (having lost the title by a court order, not in the ring). Frazier won the titanic struggle in a 15-round decision. A vicious knockdown of Ali by Frazier's lethal left hook in the final round sealed the victory. In a complex social context, Frazier's victory was seen as a win for the 'establishment' and a defeat for society's non-conformists.
Tags: boxing  Ali  Frazier 
Added: 8th March 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Steve on 2011-03-09 
40 years ago...now I feel old.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2011-03-09 
The prices for tickets were considered outrageously high at the time. I'd have paid $20 for a cheap seat without any hesitation. I think the closed-circuit venues were charging $10 for admission.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2011-03-09 
The battles between Ali and Frazier was truly fights of the century. Sports in the 60's and 70's mirrored society. Ali and Joe Namath were the non-conformists. They were flashy compared to the traditional square jawed athletes like Mickey Mantle.
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