Bouts Of Mania: Ali, Frazier, Foreman And An America On The Ropes By Richard Hoffer chats with Dr. Alvin

 Richard Hoffer

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The fights resonate still: The Fight of the Century, Down Goes Frazier!, The Rumble in the Jungle, The Thrilla in Manila. And the fighters, too– Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman—three complicated and competitive men who happened to be vying for sport’s biggest prize when boxing was still a national reassurance and its champion a cultural resource. They fought five times for that title, from 1971 to 1975, ranging across the globe, and their struggles, triumphs, and defeats echo through the years as well.

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