'Smokin' Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali fought three times, but it was their third and final epic encounter in the searing heat of the Philippines on October 1, 1975, that cemented their rivalry and ended so dramatically that it continues to provoke controversy. Combined with electrifying archival footage and exclusive interviews, Thrilla in Manila is Joe Frazier's story - an absorbing, sad account of bitterness, religion, politics and racism, conveying both the depths of their rivalry as well as the explosive racial politics in America at the time.
A confident Muhammad Ali met Frazier in the ring on the evening of October 1, 1975, only to discover that his adversary was far more canny than he had imagined. The world held its breath as the two boxers dueled through 14 grueling rounds to a spectacular finish. The entire fight, uncut, with an introduction by Jim Lampley.