Thrilla in Manila (2008)

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Following the success of the “Rumble in the Jungle” match held in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974, on October 1, 1975, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier would meet for the third and final time.  Their intense rivalry is played out in Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City of the National Capital Region, Philippines.

Building off the catchy title of Ali’s previous match in Africa, this fight was termed the “Thrilla in Manila”.  This documentary poignantly captures the pride, betrayal, anger, bitterness and comradery between the two African-American men who contributed much, perhaps too much, to the sport of boxing and American culture.

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