40th Anniversary of the 'Fight of the Century'

Tuesday marks 40 years since the then-heavyweight champion Joe Frazier met the yet-undefeated Muhammad Ali in the ring. In the "Fight of the Century," held in 1971 at New York's Madison Square Garden, Frazier beat Ali in a 15-round fight with a unanimous decision. 

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    Joe Frazier, left, knocks Muhammad Ali off balance with a powerful left hook.
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    Ali sits up looking for revenge after taking a hard hit by Frazier.
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    Ali, against the ropes, struggles to escape the corner as Frazier throws a left jab.
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    Ali tries to throw a punch as Frazier overpowers him with a strong left.
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    Frazier stands over Ali as he lies on the canvas in pain.
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    Ali, defeated, lies on the canvas at Madison Square Garden after Frazier knocks him down for the win in the 15th round.
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    A referee directs Frazier to his corner after knocking down Ali -- fallen for only the third time in his career -- early in the 15th round.
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    Frazier triumphantly raises his glove after beating Ali by unanimous decision, keeping his heavyweight title.
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