The Fight of the Century. . . .47 years ago.

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  1. actjac

    actjac Down goes Frazuh...down goes Frazuh

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    Ali vs Frazier was arguably the biggest sporting event of the 20th Century. . . . packed Madison Square Garden. . . .was the lead story on every network news program, Headlines on the front page in every newspaper. . . . Was watched by 300 million PPV customers in theaters worldwide.
     
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    Seano Hands of bone

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    Old Cat Silver Belt

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    Good day for many reasons
     
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    Codpiece Girdle of phallic enhancement

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    Was it bigger than Louis/Schmelling II? That one was highly charged politically. Viewership was obviously not in the same league due to the time period but there was a massive radio audience.

    Good thread either way.
     
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    City_Lights Purple Belt

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    And the Germans best HW versus a black man who knocks him out in the first. I don't know if a fight will ever be that meaningful again.
     
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    Codpiece Girdle of phallic enhancement

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    Yes, the global climate and clashing ideologies, plus the fact that Schmelling was the only man ever to beat The Brown Bomber added so much drama.
     
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    Surely there's gotta be great documentaries about this event/zeitgeist, right?
     
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    Boxiana Green Belt

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    Your birthday?
     
  9. mozfonky

    mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    don dunphy was around for both and he said it was the biggest sporting even period (the fight). Whats more it was actually competitive, Louis never should have lost to schmeling in the first place but he was young dumb and not so full of cum.
     
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    Prefect Brown Belt

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    Don't forget the second clash of those nations. Heavyweight american champion ,George Foreman, getting thrashed be german stalwart Axel Shulz.
     
  11. mozfonky

    mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    you use the same av as our beloved kid did you know that?
     

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