Roots of Fight - Ali vs Frazier Thrilla in Manila.
Roots of Fight - Ali vs Frazier Thrilla in Manila feat Ray \"Boom Boom\" Mancini with insights from Mike Tyson, Randy Couture, George Chuvalo and Mark Munoz. Roots of Fight is proud to celebrate the greatest heavyweight boxing match of all time with a short documentary and capsule collection of apparel commemorating the final fight in Muhammad Ali and Smokin\' Joe Frazier\'s epic trilogy.The two hall of fame champions met in the squared circle for the last time on October 1st, 1975 at the Araneta Coliseum, in Quezon City, Philippines. They split their two previous encounters, both unanimous decisions and each managed to lose just once more heading into the rubber match -- Ken Norton beat Ali via split decision, and George Foreman knocked out Frazier. Ali would reclaim his heavyweight title by defeating Foreman in \"The Rumble in the Jungle,\" thus setting the stage for one of the most anticipated boxing matches of all time. For 42 grueling minutes, in 120-degree heat, the two warriors left their hearts in the ring, with Ali often employing his now familiar rope-a-dope strategy and Frazier coming in low to land his thunderous hooks to the body and head of the aging champion. The fight wore on at a frantic pace, with neither man significantly ahead on the judges\' scorecards. In between rounds 14 and 15, Frazier\'s trainer Eddie Futch had deemed his fighter had enough and threw in the towel, ending the battle and awarding Ali the victory. The fight took its toll physically on both Ali and Frazier and neither were ever as great again as they were that morning in Manila.