EDDIE G. ALINEA

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This, defending world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and challenger Joe Frazier vowed on several occasions during their almost a month stay in the country for their October 1, 1975 title fight called “Thrilla In Manila.’ In a talk with newsmen in his Manila Hilton suite five days after his arrival,…

THRILLA IN MANILA FLASHBACK

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The men who will be at the corners of title -defending Muhammad Ali and challenger Joe Frazier for the October 1st “Thrilla” In Manila” world heavyweight championship showdown expressed satisfaction seeing the facilities inside the Philippine Coliseum, site of the duo’s 15-roud showdown. The imported Everlast ring that had just…

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As early as a month ago before Muhammad “The Greatest” Ali put his world heavyweight crown on the block against ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier on October 1, 1975, foreign journalists had already flown in Manila in what assured the country of massive international exposure it never had gotten before. Already in…

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Muhammad Ali came to Manila in mid-September 1975 to defend his world heavyweight title against archrival Joe Frazier. He lost his wife Belinda instead. Before boarding he Philippine Airlines flight to the fight site, Ali listed 50 people to compose his team. By the time his full entourage had come,…

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Last Monday, September 11, marked the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ 100th year birth anniversary. His fellow IIocanos and those who believed in what he had accomplished in his lifetime as a congressman, senator and Chief Executive celebrated his centennial in the Ilocos region. Others commemorated his b-day by hearing mass…

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Right upon landing at the Manila International Airport on September 15,1971, Angelo Dundee, defending world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali’s chief trainer, declared that challenger Joe Frazier “had already lost the fight.” “The fantastic welcome today seals Frazier’s doom,” Dundee told co-promoter and Games and Amusements Board chair Louie Tabuena, who…

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Joe Frazier’s first two days in Manila since his arrival proved to be relatively quiet as compared to the following tumultuous two weeks immediately before the final episode of his trilogy with world defending heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali called “Thrilla in Manila” on the first of October, 1975. The morning…

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Following American sprinter-Jessie Owens’ triumphant gold medal run in the men’s 100-meter of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Adolf Hitler, the author of the Aryan Supremacy theory declared: “The Americans should be ashamed of themselves letting Negroes win their medals for them. I shall not shake hands with this…

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The battle of nerves between heavyweights Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier that started when the two first fought in 1971, reignited in 1974 in their rematch was relived anew in the twin press conferences held separately in 1975 in Kuala Lumpur and New York. On July 2, 1975 and on…

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