THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY
The Fight of the Century
Aside from talent and wicked wordplay outside the ring, he inspired millions outside the ring following his retirement in He carried the Olympic torch in and participated in the opening ceremony of the London games. Ali - who is widely regarded as one of the most celebrated sporting figures of the 20th century - died in Scottsdale, Arizona, in For more information or to register a bid, visit www. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Scroll down for video.
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Fight of the Century: Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier 1 | Newsday
When the verdict was announced, Ali, also known as Cassius Clay, accepted it stoically. Hurried to his dressing room rather than the postfight interview area, Ali remained there for about half an hour.
He was released from the hospital after 40 minutes and left unbandaged. The officials agreed with the Philadelphia slugger. Judge Bill Recht awarded him 11 rounds to four for Ali, while the other judge, Artie Aidala, had Frazier ahead by Referee Arthur Mercante had it the closest, for Frazier with one round even.
But the swarming Philadelphia brawler, battering his Cherry Hill, N.
The Fight of the Century
At the age of 27, Frazier justified his reign for all the world to see on a television network with an audience estimated at million. In the final round, Frazier landed a wild left hook that sent Ali sprawling onto his back in a corner. But the 6-to-5 betting underdog was up almost instantly and took the mandatory eight-count on unsteady feet. Moments later, Frazier jolted his pound rival with another left hook.
With a minute remaining, Ali desperately tried for a knockout, but his punches had virtually no effect. Winner Joe Frazier can be seen in green at left center, Ali in red slightly right of center. Share This Article. View All. Health Discover the plan that covers your Medigap needs. The coverage you need. The prices you want. See Medicare Supplement quotes now. Popular Reads 5 simple steps to cut your risk for dementia The dangers of Medicare Part B excess charges 5 things not to say to someone who is grieving.
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