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Today marks the 37-year anniversary of The Thrilla in Manilla, the historic rubber match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. The fight, which took place at the 16,500-seat Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, was won by Ali via 14th round TKO. As this photo shows, Frazier’s left eye was swollen shut and left him unable to defend himself, forcing trainer Eddie Futch to throw in the towel before the final round. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Ali-Frazier III - The Thrilla in Manilla

Mike Tyson vs. Jesse Ferguson (February 16th, 1986)

Miguel Angel Cotto

Johnny Saxton and Carmen Basilio pose for pre-fight publicity shots
(Howard Sochurek. 1956)

Rocky Marciano, 29, slugs the World Heavyweight Champion, 38-year-old Jersey Joe Walcott, in Philadelphia on September 23, 1952