On March 8, 1971, in the "Fight of the Century" at Madison Square Garden, Frazier landed a left hook in the 15th round that sent Ali careening to the canvas. The unbeaten Frazier won a unanimous decision as he handed Ali the first defeat of his pro career.
How many times did Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali box each other in the ring? Audiences fed on the high drama and pure athletic talent displayed during their three-fight history with Ali winning twice and Frazier once.
It is sometimes lost in all the memories and story lines about the fight that Frazier won a 15-round decision and knocked down Ali in the 15th round.
' Norton claims outright, “I broke his jaw in the last round.” The second myth centers around who actually broke Ali's jaw. In a classic 15-round battle in 1971, Joe Frazier broke the wings of the self-professed butterfly, but not his jaw.
Frazier won in 15 rounds by unanimous decision. It was the first of a trio of fights, followed by the rematch fights Super Fight II (1974) and Thrilla in Manila (1975), both won by Ali.
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Ali regained control down the stretch, peppering Frazier with headshots while avoiding the lethal hooks coming his way. At the end of 12 rounds, there were some ringside reporters who felt the super-aggressive Frazier had done enough, but Ali took the unanimous decision and avenged his first career defeat.
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There is a reason Muhammad Ali is known as “the greatest”. He is a legend that transcends the sport of boxing, and he is a well-known pop culture icon. Ali is considered by many to be the fastest boxer of all time.
Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier started off as friends
One of Ali's biggest supporters turned out to be Joe Frazier, who would later win the heavyweight title which Ali had vacated. Frazier, who met Ali in 1968, was passionate about getting Ali back into boxing as the two had become friends.
He spent his life successfully living up to his self-proclaimed title as "The Greatest." But to Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, Muhammad Ali was more than just a world-famous boxer, he was a close friend.
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Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali is considered one of the world's greatest boxers. His professional record of 56 wins and five losses is unprecedented.
Ngannou holds the record for the hardest punch ever landed at 129,161 units, with Dana White putting that figure into real-life situations. “His punches are equivalent to 96 horsepower.
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By the end of 1914, he recorded the longest unbeaten record in boxing history of 93-0-1 - a record that still stands today.
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Like Joe Calzaghe, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been winning all his fights since he turned professional in 1996. Mayweather has an enviable winning streak of 14 years and has remained undefeated in his entire professional boxing career with 41 fights to his credit.
Taking a beating
After looking at kicks from several different fighting styles, they found that experts could generate up to 9,000 newtons with them, equal to roughly a ton of force.
Ngannou himself holds the current record for the hardest punch in the world, having clocked a striking power of 129,161 units on a PowerKube, which measures the power of a punch based on a variety of different factors, including force, speed and accuracy.
Keith Liddell is a mathematician and author. He holds the record for the "fastest punch" in the Guinness World Records. The punch was registered at 45 miles per hour.
Then he retired from boxing, but two years later he made an ill-advised comeback and suffered a horrible beating at the hands of Larry Holmes in a bout that was stopped after 11 rounds. The final ring contest of Ali's career was a loss by decision to Trevor Berbick in 1981.
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