Premium | Apr 03 2019

Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier – the greatest rivalry in sport

Alan Hubbard was ringside for all three instalments of the Muhammad Ali - Joe Frazier rivalry. Here, he recalls the ups, downs and general craziness of this classic heavyweight trilogy
Muhammad Ali

The first act in the historic trilogy starring Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier was an epic drama which transfixed the world.

New York was buzzing with anticipation and inside a packed Madison Square Garden the atmosphere was so intense both before and during the fight that two spectators died of heart attacks.

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