The fight between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali was one of the most important in the history of boxing. Two undefeated heavyweight fighters met on the ring in NYS in 1971. Ali was stripped of the title of champion for refusing to fight in Vietnam. Let's take a look at the pictures of the fight.
The Greatest Fight of a Bygone Era
Ali have been persuading Frazier to fight for a long time, he constantly teased and insulted him in the press.
A Muhammad Ali fan waits for the title bout to begin at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 8, 1971.
In the 8th round referee noted Ali for passivity. Mohammed decided to take his aggressive opponent into submission, but it wasn't working.
The beginning of the 15th round was the the high point of Frazier's career. Ali dropped his right hand to strike the bottom and at this point Joe planted a left hook to his jaw. Mohammed fell, but got up pretty quickly and finished the fight on his feet, however, unequivocally lost.