Fight Of The Century: Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali I

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Fight Of The Century: Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali I
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Date: 
Monday, March 8, 1971
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Rounds Scheduled: 
15
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Official Judging
Aidala 144 - 140
Recht 146 - 138
Mercante 144 - 141

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Fight Notes: 

One of the greatest fights of all time, and Joe Frazier's signature victory. The scoring was done on a rounds basis, and has been adjusted by EOTR to reflect the modern ten-point must scoring system.
1971 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year




Fan Cards: Fight Of The Century: Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali I


scorecard by FRAZIERKING71
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
145
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
8
9
10
9
8
138


scorecard by KOUFAX75
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
146
MUHAMMAD ALI
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
8
141


scorecard by GREGHEFFLEY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
8
143


scorecard by MBUCK
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
145
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
8
142


scorecard by LLOYD OLSON
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
8
8
8
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
138
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
8
143


scorecard by TCHAIVOK
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
8
9
10
10
8
140


scorecard by AIDAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
8
9
9
10
8
141


scorecard by MACCHIADEAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
8
140


scorecard by MIKKEL99
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
140


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
140


scorecard by METALHEAD123
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
8
140


scorecard by SPUTNIK
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
149
MUHAMMAD ALI
9
9
8
9
8
9
9
10
8
9
8
10
9
10
9
134


scorecard by NOCTISSOLID
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
140


scorecard by JAN SCHLUNKEN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
8
10
9
10
8
141


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
145
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
139


scorecard by OTURN10
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
140
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
8
144


scorecard by JEALOUSCODSTER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
8
142


scorecard by LGWISEMAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
140


scorecard by RGJ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
142
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
144


scorecard by THEFFF
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
140


scorecard by DAVEX303BOXING
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
142
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
8
9
9
10
8
141


scorecard by ALEST88
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
8
9
9
10
8
139


scorecard by HART
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
147
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
8
9
9
10
8
138


scorecard by AJPENA
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
140


scorecard by STERLINGCOOPERDRAPERPRICE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
8
143


scorecard by ONLY1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
141


scorecard by STINGEV98
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
140


scorecard by HSYED
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
145
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
140


scorecard by SNAKE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
8
10
10
10
7
139


scorecard by PHILLYPHAN69
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
141


scorecard by PETIEROACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
8
9
10
10
8
141


scorecard by NF82
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
146
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
8
9
9
10
8
140


scorecard by ARJ GUY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
141


scorecard by DIEGOYEYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
8
9
9
10
8
139


scorecard by YOKAI
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
8
9
9
10
8
139


scorecard by THEALTERPLACE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
141


scorecard by VOCK42
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
142


scorecard by ADAMJO260
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
8
140


scorecard by MARK ELDING
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
8
9
9
10
8
141


scorecard by ITESTR
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
142
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
142


scorecard by DARKNYT12
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
144


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
142
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
142


scorecard by NARUTO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
142
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
142


scorecard by ZAC.RJ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
8
9
9
10
8
139


scorecard by JVVL95
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
141


scorecard by WARREN42
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
8
142


scorecard by KMSCR83
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
140


scorecard by LEFT EYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
142
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
8
142


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
141


scorecard by DREWKOMAN12
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
10
9
10
8
9
10
7
10
7
7
6
7
8
10
6
124
MUHAMMAD ALI
7
7
6
7
9
6
7
6
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
123


scorecard by JTL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
142
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
8
9
10
10
8
141


scorecard by TALESFROMTHECRYPT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
142
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
142


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
141


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
140


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
145
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
8
139


scorecard by CFCSONSTER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
141


scorecard by SANDPEAT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
8
9
10
10
8
141


scorecard by ACERBITAS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
145
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
8
9
9
9
8
138


scorecard by CHRISTIANTHEPEARSON
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
142
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
142


scorecard by CHRISBOXER14
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
8
141


scorecard by LEWGR10
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
145
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
139


scorecard by GLASSJOE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
142
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
142


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
141


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
141


scorecard by LAWRENCEJAYM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
115
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
8
9
113


scorecard by ORRIRAY59
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
145
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
8
140


scorecard by 667SAUL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
143
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
8
141


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
142
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
8
143


scorecard by 12LVE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
145
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
8
139


scorecard by DANNYL12345
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
145
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
139


scorecard by NICK_FOXX
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOE FRAZIER
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
144
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
140


Comments

Champion97's picture

This truly was a classic! Ali proved his true heart and determination in this fight, given the circumstances, and the fact that it was a great performance from Joe Frazier even by his own standards means there is even less shame in this defeat. This was a very close fight, closer than the general perception amongst the public I think. I had it even after 14 rounds, for me, it was all on that last round, so Frazier, with that fantastic finish, dropping Ali like that, did enough to win the fight on my scorecard. I think the right guy got the decision here, but what a fight it was, it is worthy of its name for sure, it would have been a shame not to have seen a rematch and then final chapter between these two warriors after this battle.

rorschach's picture

Time to score the fight of the century!

Left Eye's picture

Have two heavyweights ever been more superbly conditioned?

They set and maintained an unreal pace for 15 rounds, their speed and agility, they looked and fought like middleweights.

The level of skill on display is incredible.

Truly the Fight of the Century.

Where does the 33% controversy rating come from? I looked at the scorecards. My count might be wrong, but 16 had Frazier winning, 1 had Ali winning, and 3 had it a draw. That's 80% in favor in Frazier. Two had Frazier ahead but didn't score the whole fight. Were there some scores removed?

44% controversy rating. People really love Muhammad Ali. No wonder he got the benefit of the doubt in so many close fights.

Exactly. The bias was overwhelming at the time.

Gold's picture

If you think the bias was overwhelming in favor of Ali at the time, you should do more research on that era in the US.

Chris M95's picture

@gold can you add rds on Watanabe vs Celso Chavez that was a 15 rd fight but only 12 rds were uploaded

Gold's picture

It shows 15 for me? Unless someone else somehow changed it.

Champion97's picture

My dad was recently saying Ali was more popular in the UK than the US at one stage, and he is certainly a household in the UK today. I know Ali was very unpopular in the US because he refused go to to Vietnam.

Gold's picture

If you are talking about popular as in having a more positive perception and being well-known as popularity that makes sense. There were legitimate criticisms of Ali, he was a complicated person, but many of the criticisms he faced in the US at the time were based in racism and jingoism. As we know, ultimately his courage outside of the ring has aged exceptionally well.

Chris M95's picture

A 47% controversy rating for a fight in which 25 of the scorecards favor Joe Frazier, with only 2 scoring it for Ali, and 7 even cards, by my count. Even if you count the 2 incomplete cards (both have Frazier ahead) as disagreeing, then a that's 31% controversy rating. What am I missing?

So I looked at all the scorecards again, and 61 cards had Frazier winning, only 5 have Ali winning, and 6 are even. 2 of those scorecards with Frazier winning are incomplete, but that's still 59-5-6 for Frazier on cards that scored the full 15 rounds. How does that equal a 55% controversy rating? Are some scorecards for Frazier being counted the other way? There is definitely a big problem with the controversy rating