Saturday, March 8, 2014

Ali And Frazier's "The Fight Of The Century"


On March, 8, 1971, “The Fight Of The Century” takes place between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
 
Joe Frazier (left) and Muhammad Ali (right) posing for picture before their 1971 fight.


Frazier, defeated Ali to retain his Heavyweight boxing belt. The fight went to the score cards after 15 rounds of boxing, and Frazier was unanimously declared the winner.
Muhammad Ali (right) giving a good blow to Joe Frazier (left) in their 1971 fight.
The fight between Ali and Frazier was the first fight in heavyweight boxing history to have both fighter enter the ring as undefeated and as champions.
Joe Frazier (left) landing one of the bigger hits in the 1971 fight against Muhammad Ali (right).
Ali did not lose his belt in the ring though. His belt was stripped went he refused to fight for his country in the armed forces.
This was the first of three epic fights between Ali and Frazier.