Thrilla in Manila...need we say more! The Thrilla in Manila was the third and final famous boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier for the Heavyweight Boxing Championship of the World, fought at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on October 1, 1975.
Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston Heavyweight Title Rematch | May 25, 1965 | Photo By Neil Leifer/SI In their heavyweight title rematch Ali defeated Liston by knockout in the first round. Ali would hold the heavyweight title until 1967, when he was stripped of it for refusing to be drafted into the Army.
Muhammad Ali stands over Sonny Liston after knocking him out in the first round of their 1965 fight. Ali turns 70 today. (Neil Leifer/SI) GALLERY: Classic Photos of Muhammad Ali | Ali at 70VIDEO: Boxing historian Bert Sugar on greatness of AliSI VAULT: Ali beats Frazier in Manilla (10.13.75) #EasyPin