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On This Day: Joe Frazier’s world heavyweight title reign abruptly ended by George Foreman

The original ringside report from the night George Foreman stunned Joe Frazier, and the world
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Original Ringside Report, January 22 1973

GEORGE FOREMAN battered the world heavyweight title away from Joe Frazier in two sensational rounds at the National Stadium and emerged as a new super-champ.

Foreman battered Frazier to the floor six times before New York referee Arthur Mercante intervened after 1min 35sec of the second.