Monday, March 8, 2021

Ali vs Frazier I, 50 Years -- March 8, 2021


Palm Springs Desert Sun, 15-March-1971

Fifty years ago today, former champ Muhammad Ali met heavyweight champion Joe Frazier for the first of three times. Many people called it the "Fight of the Century," and they may have been right. Joe Frazier won a unanimous decision after fifteen rounds at Madison Square Garden. I was a Smokin' Joe fan for some reason ;0) 

In these ads we see that two theaters, a drive-in and a hardtop, were showing the fight the next week in Palm Springs. I suppose this was a repeat of the closed circuit coverage.

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