Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III
Oct. 1, 1975
The “Thrilla in Manila” saw Muhammad Ali fight Joe Frazier III for the third time. It was a climax that didn’t disappoint. The Philippine heat made it all the more memorable. The battle was epic and tested the limits of both men. In the end, Ali remained the heavyweight champion with a 14th-round TKO but referred to the fight as “the closest thing to dying”.