Resources: Thrilla in Manila
On October 1, 1975, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali was in the ring with his arch rival Joe Frazier for the third time. This fight in the Philippines, which has been nicknamed "Thrilla in Manila," is considered one of the most dramatic boxing matches in history - in the words of the voice-over, "They hated each other." With the help of archive material and eyewitness accounts, this documentary not only reconstructs the match, but shows us what was happening behind the scenes as well.
OFFICIAL SELECTION Sundance Film Festival 2008
Clip: 1. Ali mocks FrazierMuhammad Ali publicly criticises and mocks Joe Frazier
Clip: 2. Parkinson interview - spiritual holy warMichael Parkinson interviews Ali for UK television
Clip: 3. Ali, Race & IslamMuhammad Ali uses the politics of race to demean Joe Frazier
Clip: 4. The FightFinally, the day of the fight! Joe Frazier watches for the first time