Bob Arum said Julio Cesar Chavez could fight Brian Vera next, and eventually, Andre Ward.
THE RING tribute to Joe Frazier - part 20
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Joe Frazier did not win the final major bout of his career, the unforgettable rubbermatch with arch rival Muhammad Ali, but the fierce determination he exhibited against a fellow great fighter in oppressively hot conditions is what defined his legacy.
What can be said about the final confrontation between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali that isn't already written? Thier rubbermatch, the "Thrilla in Manila," is rightfully considered one of the greatest boxing battles of all time.
The final instalment of THE RING's tribute to Frazier reprints the cover story of the Dec. 1975 issue of the magazine, which covered the brutally dramatic confrontation and the conclusion to one of the greatest rivalries in sports history.
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