Tag: RING-MAGAZINE Heavyweight Title

“The Fight”, the Event, and the Full Backstory – Frazier and Ali Meet Center-Ring to Make History ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 03/08/2021

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Are we looking at the single greatest sporting event of all time hereโ“ perhaps so….after all, it showcased two legendary Heavyweights, and a rivaling ๐Ÿ“ปbackstory, during an era where expression within the black community became a paramount staple, and both men went about conveying their thoughts and themselves in contrasting ways.

The great ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMuhammad Ali (31-0-0, 26KO๐Ÿ‘Š) was on a mission after making his return back to the sport, after his boxing license was taken away due to his reasoning as to why he refused to partake in the Vietnam War.  Subsequently, as a result of his decision, he was stripped of his โ™›RING, WBA and WBC Titles, and was no longer deemed as the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion – ๐Ÿ“A moniker that he had held onto for three years, during a nine title defense stint, one that he breezed through as a virtually untouched commodity as he had no equal between the four ring posts.

As Ali’s departure from boxing became a reality, the titles became vacant, made available for the next King to stand up.  ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ“Smokin” Joe Frazier (26-0-0, 23KO๐Ÿ‘Š), after winning a Gold-Medal at the 1964 โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตTokyo Olympics – quickly blazed a trail through the competition at the pro ranks, and put himself into position for a shot at the Undisputed Heavyweight Title.  During the post-Ali era, it was ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJimmy Ellis who would first win that vacant WBA belt after he defeated ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทOscar Bonavena, and it was Ellis that Frazier would have to get through in order to fully take over the helm, to hold the mantle. Continue reading ““The Fight”, the Event, and the Full Backstory – Frazier and Ali Meet Center-Ring to Make History ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ”

Demolition in Jamaica๐Ÿ—๏ธ – George Foreman Thoroughly Dismantles Joe Frazier to Become the Brand New Heavyweight Champion of the World

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 01/22/2021

The legendary ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ“Smokin'” Joe Frazier (29-0-0, 25KO) stood as the reigning Heavyweight World Champion for three years, flying high after delivering ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMuhammad Ali his 1st defeat and putting to rest who the man was in the division.ย 

On this date,ย ๐Ÿ—“๏ธJanuary 22nd, 1973, in Kingston, Jamaica, Joe entered his Title fight a 3ยฝ-to-1 favorite over young Olympic Gold-Medalist ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธGeorge Foreman (37-0-0, 34KO), who was making his first attempt at the big time, and damn did he deliver that day, frightening the boxing world and destroying one of it’s truly great Champions. Continue reading “Demolition in Jamaica๐Ÿ—๏ธ – George Foreman Thoroughly Dismantles Joe Frazier to Become the Brand New Heavyweight Champion of the World”

A Centuries Worth of Time, and a Legend Taking Care of Business (Jack Dempsey vs. Bill Brennan)

Exactly 100 years ago to the day ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ(December 14th, 1920), the legendary “Manassa Mauler” ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJack Dempsey defended his World Heavyweight Title for the second time in his run as he defeated ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธBill Brennan by way of 12th round knockout.ย  Dempsey won the Championship one year prior by destroying ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJess Willard, putting him down a total of 7 times in the first round, and forcing his corner to quit in the corner after round 3. Dempsey went on to secure his legacy, defending his Title 5 times before relinquishing his crown to ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธGene Tunney.

Two Great Champions, and Amnesia Take Place in Front of Michigan Audience (Frazier vs. Foster)

On this date,ย ๐Ÿ—“๏ธNovember 18th, 1970, hard-nose Light-Heavyweight King ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธBob Foster (41-4-0, 35KO) tried his hand at the Heavyweight Champion of the World, that being the relentless ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ“Smokin” Joe Frazier (25-0-0, 23KO) for the RING/WBA/WBC World Titles. Continue reading “Two Great Champions, and Amnesia Take Place in Front of Michigan Audience (Frazier vs. Foster)”

Revenge By a Couple Sledgehammers (Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman II)

On this date, ๐Ÿ—“๏ธNovember 17th, 2001, Heavyweight boxing legend ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งLennox Lewis (39-2-1, 30KO) regained the โ™›RING/WBC/IBF Championship of the World by avenging his loss to ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธHasim “The Rock” Rahman (35-3-0, 29KO) that he suffered earlier within the year, to get his sweet revenge, to ascend back to the top of the division. Continue reading “Revenge By a Couple Sledgehammers (Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman II)”