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1975 Muhammad Ali v Joe Frazier III on-site ticket
A rare on-site ticket from the legendary "Thrilla in Manila", very few of which made the long journey out of the Philippines. This particular variety is the one of the green Press tickets and was brought back to the UK by a British journalist working on the fight. The lucky gentleman had one of the finest ringside seats in the venue, Section 1 - Row B - Seat 2. The oversized ticket has had the stub removed and measures approximately 4" x 7". There are three fold lines, yet the colour and print remain bold. In a display of brutal punishment and unmatched toughness, these two legends pummelled each other four fourteen rounds before trainer Eddie Futch refused to allow Frazier to answer the bell for the fifteenth and final round, fearing for his boxer's life. Ali later commented that it was the closest he too had ever come to death in the ring, declaring Frazier as the second greatest fighter in boxing history.