Frazier’s Storied Career Marked by Matches with Ali

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Here are some key dates in the career of heavyweight boxing legend Joe Frazier, who died late Monday after battling cancer at the age of 67.

August 16, 1965: Frazier defeats Woody Goss by TKO, earning his first professional boxing victory after several years as an amateur fighter.

February 16, 1970: Frazier wins the world heavyweight championship, beating Jimmy Ellis in five rounds by TKO.

March 8, 1971: Frazier becomes first man to defeat Muhammad Ali, winning a 15-round decision at New York's Madison Square Garden

January 22, 1973: Frazier is defeated by George Foreman, losing the heavyweight title.

January 28, 1974: Ali defeats Frazier in a 12-round victory at Madison Square Garden.

October 1, 1975: Frazier loses to Ali in an epic 14-round match known as the “Thrilla in Manila.”