On This Date 10/1/1975
Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fight for the third time in Manilla, the Philippines, in what would become one of the most brutal matches in boxing history. The heavyweight title fight billed “The Thrilla and Manilla” would see both fighters reach their physical limits. Before the start of the final round, Ali was overexerted and considered quitting. In Frazier’s corner, a trainer accessed the damage and decided to stop the fight as Muhammad Ali was declared the winner.