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


scorecard by ACERBITAS
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JOE FRAZIER
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10
145
MUHAMMAD ALI
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9
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9
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10
9
8
9
9
9
8
138

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Acerbitas's picture

Overally Summary, Frazier dominates with his effective aggressiveness and ring generalship. He has superior defence with his bobbing and weaving style and Ali's defence was to hold. In terms of clean and effective punching Ali did well with his jabs and uppercuts that gave Frazier a lot of trouble but Frazier's deadly left hook hurt and floored Ali. Unfortunately a lot of people score fights just by looking at clean punching without knowing the full scoring rules because if they did NOW WAY IN HELL would anyone say this was a close fight. 10-5 Joe Frazier

I don't usually score 10-8 rounds without a knockdown but upon re-watching round 11 Ali was thoroughly dominated and badly hurt and nowadays it would have been counted a knockdown. I believe it should be scored 10-8.

Round 1: Frazier dominates with Generalship and gets Ali on the ropes many times and lands well with the left hook but Ali outlands Frazier and throws some good shots. Joe was the aggressor and Frazier slipped a lot of shits with good bobbing and weaving. Ali edges the round.

10-9 Ali

Round 2: Frazier is the aggressor and general. Ali lands well with his jab and cross. Frazier has good defence and returns well with the left hook towards the end of the fight but does not do enough to win the round against Ali's attack.

10-9 Ali

Round 3: Frazier comes out immediately and gets the better of the first exchange. He is the aggressor and general, he bobs and weaves well to dodge many of Ali's shots and lands well with the left hook. Ali scores well with the jab but Frazier keeps getting inside and retaliating. At the end of the round Frazier gets another hook and hurts Ali who covers up so Frazier doesn't land again. I think Ali edges with punching but in terms of defense, ring generalship and effective aggression Frazier was more dominant.

10-9 Frazier

Round 4: Again Frazier comes out right for Ali, gets inside and blocks and slips many of Ali's jabs and lands his own. Ali did better in the first 30 seconds but he looks tired know and is just jabbing, Frazier gets him against the ropes and Ali slips and jabs with the occasional uppercut and right hand. Frazier's pace has slowed down a lot and Ali has been more busy and moved better despite the good left hooks of Frazier in the last minute.

10-9 Ali

Round 5: Ali is staring to dance now but Frazier is going for him. The two exchange a few jabs, Frazier blocks and slips many of Ali's jabs whilst catching a few. He returns with a solid left hook. Frazier talks to Ali and takes punches easily and slips a few. He goes back to bobbing and weaving and gets Ali into a corner but Ali still had the advantage.

10-9 Ali

Round 6: Frazier takes Ali's jabs before swinging wildly with the left hook and really tags Ali about 3 times. He gets Ali to the ropes and goes well to the body as Ali's clinches. Ali covers up on the ropes and tries to land but does not land. Frazier's more effective aggressiveness, clear punching and generalship wins this round easily.

10-9 Frazier
Round 7: Ali jabs and Frazier's response again is his left hook and gets Ali against the ropes, there is no doubt Frazier dominates the generalship of this fight and easily cuts of the ring from Ali and works the body on the ropes. Ali lands well with his punches but Frazier's hooks rival them. His generalship and his better defence win him the round.

10-9 Frazier

Round 8: Ali's jabs and messes around whilst Frazier's hook scores well. Again Ali goes to the ropes and returns very little whilst he takes punishment from Frazier. He holds behind the neck again and Frazier pulls him off the ropes into the fight (deserves a 1000 lad points) Ali is showing some good defence and catching many shots but some are landing. Defence wise I will say they may equal here but Frazier is more dominant on clear and effective punching, aggressiveness and generalship.

10-9 Frazier

Round 9: Ali does land well despite Joe's bobbing and weaving and dominate the first minute. Ali starts clinching and the action slows a bit. Ali covers up against the ropes as Frazier scores some incredible punches before Ali comes back and scores very well and potentially had Frazier hurt and became the aggressor.

10-9 Ali

Round 10: Frazier takes Ali against the ropes and scores well while trapping Ali on the ropes. Ali looks tired, every time Ali lands a good punch Frazier lands a punch just as good. Ali clinches to stop Frazier's attack on the ropes. Defence, generalship, aggressiveness win Frazier the round as it can be argued who did better in terms of effective punching.

10-9 Frazier

Round 11: Ali starts clinching again to stop Frazier from landing on the ropes as Frazier wins the exchanges. Ali talks and defends as Frazier starts to punch as Ali starts landing combos. Frazier staggers Ali with the left hook and it is evident he is really hurt as Frazier gives it his all.

10-9 Frazier

Round 12: Frazier goes right for Ali with intention, he is using his left hook well and hurts Ali again. Both fighters slip well. Frazier goes for the body well when Ali is on the ropes and does very well as Ali clinches. Ali starts to become the aggressor and misses a lot of punches. It is a relatively even round, Frazier was the aggressor and general for longer but defence is even and effective punching is hard, Frazier hurts Ali with hooks and lands against the ropes but Ali lands good shots as well. Following proper scoring rules Frazier edges the round.

10-9 Frazier

Round 13: First minute is all Ali who moves well and tries to keep the fight at the centre of the ring and jabs well. Frazier has Ali against the ropes and really gives his punches everything causing Ali to clinch. Frazier's forearms catch Ali's shots from the ropes and Frazier lands many of his left hooks on Ali's jaw. Frazier takes back this round in the last two minutes.

10-9 Frazier

Round 14: Ali landed a few good shots but a lot of them don't land and Frazier gets some good shots in. Frazier swings wildly and Ali landed a good flurry. Ali clinches to get off the ropes. Frazier has great bobbing and weaving despite taking shots and outlanded Frazier. Ali's defence was to hold. Generalship goes to Frazier and aggressiveness is even. Edge to Frazier.

10-9 Frazier

Round 15: Ali landing at the start and Frazier scores a brilliant hook flooring Muhammad Ali. He immediately holds Frazier to not go down. Frazier starts attacking well on the ropes against Ali who covers up on the ropes. Ali is tired and has barely anything left. Frazier scores magnificently with the left hook. Easy round for Joe Frazier.

10-8 Frazier

Champion97's picture

Good card, wasn't this a great fight, Joe Frazier boxed brilliantly and dropped Ali heavily, this is the kind of fight that no fan can ever get bored of watching.

Acerbitas's picture

yeah, my 2nd watch in a month. True rivalries do produce some of the greatest fights but perhaps not the next 2 Frazier-Ali fights, Ali clinched too much and I think the last fight should have been a draw since Ali planned to quit and both fighters would not have fought. None of the rematches were as good as this.

Champion97's picture

Thank you!!!! I have been saying that for years, a literally blind man who has taken a brutal beating for 42 solid minutes and insists he will not stop until the final bell and he must cross the finish line should not have RTD on his record, I can understand what you mean about the draw but to be honest I think Ali only said quitting would be a possibility and some fighters love their wives and children too much to put their life on the line, Ali took a bad, long beating in their too, I think Ali deserved to win but maybe they could have gone to the scorecards, I know it is unusual but it would have been the much fairer option. I think all 3 fights were great and the last one is my favourite but this one closely follows it in my opinion and I get why you like this one best of all.

Acerbitas's picture

Frazier with full sight and Ali with his 60's speed would probably have been the best fight of all time. Frazier would cut off the ring and use his strength whilst Ali uses his footwork and hand speed to get off the ropes and start dancing. Let's be honest Frazier and Ali is like that quote from the dark knight "When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object" both are warriors and artists of boxing, Ali was unstoppable but Frazier was one of the only guys who gave him SO MUCH TROUBLE. Even if you don't like Frazier the man went 41 rounds with Ali, he had my respect.