The Fight of the Century Explained - Ali vs Frazier Breakdown

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    The Modern Martial ArtistThe Modern Martial Artist

    trvanie: 21:45

    Books on Power & Footwork: www.modernmartialartist.com/downloads/power-of-the-pros/ It’s hard to think of two boxers more different than Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, both in the way that they fought, and the way that they lived. But these two champions would come to define each others place in history, each man bringing out the best in the other inside the ring, and the worst outside of it.
    They would face off for the first time in 1971, in what came to be known as, The fight of the century.
    When the match was scheduled, it was anyone’s guess how the fight would go.
    Ali used complex footwork to circle his opponents on the outside, catching them with whipping jabs before dashing in to throw lightning fast combinations.
    In contrast, Frazier would drive directly at his opponents. Rather than use traditional footwork to cut off the ring, Frazier would just charge straight in, counting on his cross guard and phenomenal head movement to keep him safe.
    Both Frazier and Ali had some of the best defense of all time, but once again, were polar opposites in the way they went about it.
    Frazier used his erratic head movement to make opponents miss, ducking in under their punches to catch them with his powerful gazelle hook.
    In contrast, Ali would lean far back, making his opponents chase him and overreach so that he could land a perfectly placed counter punch.
    Frazier took his power from the ground, exploding off of his deep crouch. Ali got his power from his opponents, tricking them into stepping into his punches for him.
    Both men were similar in that they wore their opponents down over time, Frazier with constant wrestling and body shots, Ali with lightning fast jabs that cut and swelled up his opponents eyes, and took the air out of their lungs.
    As the two both prepared for their upcoming battle, both were undefeated.
    But this match was more than just a clash of styles. Several elements combined to make this fight transcend boxing in the eyes of the public.
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Time Code
Time Code

Monumental fight. Wish I could have witnessed it

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Abdullahi Jama
Abdullahi Jama

Rip mohamed

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Bob James
Bob James

Ali was a racist.

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Cahya
Cahya

Frazier is overrated.

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Thurein Tun
Thurein Tun

I imagine what would happen to me if i took a Frazier's punch straight up the temple. Die? Of cuz!

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EliaseViao
EliaseViao

Ale-Lee

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Fuzzy Zoeller
Fuzzy Zoeller

It drives me crazy all the talk is about Ali. Frazier was a boxers boxer and it's a damn shame he doesn't get the credit

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Silly Panda
Silly Panda

1:03 is just not natural. What the actual fuck

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saturn scape
saturn scape

What a fight

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TheDude4077
TheDude4077

0:43 that speed is unreal!

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hasibur rahman
hasibur rahman

You are explaining very good

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Papper Iposten
Papper Iposten

Ali was 100% HEART

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Rahul Bhaskar
Rahul Bhaskar

That round where Frazier taunts Ali is the greatest bout ever.

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Aztec J
Aztec J

Ali has had the best foot work in boxing. A lot People today don't care to much about foot work

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Ironborn4
Ironborn4

I want you to analyse with complete fervor and dedication the last fight scene in Rocky 4.

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Faint Smile
Faint Smile

Joe *Smokin* Frazier

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ShiningLeopard27
ShiningLeopard27

Wouldn’t it really be the fight of the millennia

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black community vs foolery
black community vs foolery

False false false. U knew nothing about this case

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• DaMemeKang •
• DaMemeKang •

Are you crazy? Yeah, I’m crazy.

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Bort Flong
Bort Flong

Anyone wanna explain what "Philly shell(?)" means? 10:33

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LaughinFool23
LaughinFool23

Great vid

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celerobo15
celerobo15

Can you make this analysis for Thrilla in Manilla also?

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Fugiwaratofu860
Fugiwaratofu860

You're going to have a big career in being a future analyst for a network my friend. great work.

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Shen Jing Bing
Shen Jing Bing

Just an outstanding breakdown for the novice. What a fight.

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Immersive Comics
Immersive Comics

The way Frazier dropped his hands. That’s intense and then to taunt the man to his face! God damn...

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Immersive Comics
Immersive Comics

The way Frazier dropped his hands. That’s fucking intense and then to taunt the man to his face! God damn...

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Immersive Comics
Immersive Comics

The way Frazier dropped his hands. That’s fucking intense and then to taunt the man to his face! God damn...

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Nightmare Fuel
Nightmare Fuel

*Top ten anime fights*

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Brice Folly
Brice Folly

Kids learn that could be you one day

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Samwel Emmanuel
Samwel Emmanuel

Don't let this distract you from the fact that after the fight Frazier spent three weeks in hospital. The day after the fight Ali was on national television.

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jeff b856
jeff b856

Howbow u cashius me ouside

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ziggy morris
ziggy morris

Ali’s style was a lot more complicated, to catch people constantly with a split second to react and hit them well enough to knock them off balance is extremely hard to do. His legs were wired like no one else and he knew it, he knew footwork is the most important thing in fighting in any style.

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Stewie Vill
Stewie Vill

Can you break down Thrilla in Manila?

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TimeKeeperOsceola 1
TimeKeeperOsceola 1

Great break down. I learned to love Joe and his brilliance just by concentrating on him this fight. Before I discovered your channel today. I was asked on my friends Hangouts last night, who was 5 greatest fighters. I mentioned Hank Armstrong. Thanks for breaking him down. I got a visit from Jersey Joe Walcott in 71 or 72. I mention him because your break downs remind me of his. But Joe would show the rhythm or angel of fighters.

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Alejandro Santos
Alejandro Santos

Your background on Frazier stood for is wrong

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Fabrice Izzo
Fabrice Izzo

You've done a better job than most professional commentators.

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Cristian Sotelo
Cristian Sotelo

Furia de Titanes en la vida real

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ESSKEETIT Lil dumb
ESSKEETIT Lil dumb

Ik boxing is meant for hitting the other side guy.. but whenever Ali gets hit I feel damn bad.. luv you *the greatest* ❤️

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Pat Bateman
Pat Bateman

Can you do Thrilla in Manila, please? 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Gerry Coogan
Gerry Coogan

Fabulous commentary, David. I was 10 years old when this epic fight took place and I can still remember the tremendous excitement in the build-up. It really did capture the imagination of everybody whether or not they were interested in boxing. Most of my schoolmates supported Ali while most of the parents wanted Frazier to win. It was so much more than just another boxing match because the two fighters were seen as symbols of opposing worldviews - Ali was a dangerous iconoclast, an anti-authoritarian who had defied the draft, embraced Islam and vociferously criticised institutional racism while Joe was seen as a more respectful, conservative and reasonable everyman who minded his own business and practised Christianity. The fight became emblematic of a generational conflict and an ideological division which resonated in cultures and societies all around the world. It was a huge sociological event as well as one of the most titanic sporting tussles in living memory. In a similar way, the following year's world championship chess series between the American Bobby Fischer and the Russian Boris Spassky transcended chess and entered into mass public consciousness as an extension of the Cold War and Fischer's ultimate victory made him a hero of Western democracy, at least for a while. So it was that the news of Joe Frazier's victory was welcomed by those who were looking for reassurance that the established social order was not on the verge of being overthrown by rebels, anarchists and radicals. Twenty-four hours after the fight, we got to watch the entire bout on the BBC evening television schedule and that in itself was another extraordinary indication of how much of an impact the contest had made in the consciousness of the general public, even in Britain. I can remember my whole family, even my mum, gathering round the T.V. to finally see what all the fuss was about and, even though we knew the result by that time, we were still spellbound by the action that we were watching. The pace, intensity and brutal violence were like nothing I'd ever seen but I think the thing that impressed me the most was the immense courage of both men. It was hugely inspiring and yet terrifyingly intimidating at the same time and we were in awe of the amount of painful punishment the two men were mercilessly inflicting on each other. It truly lived up to its billing as the "Fight of the Century". It was all that and a whole lot more. Oh, and the better fighter won. Joe Frazier was a great, great champion and he thoroughly deserved to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world after that legendary fight. At least, until he was introduced to a Mr. George Foreman...

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FURY
FURY

Good thing ali refused to be drafted to a pointless communist war

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The Baron
The Baron

Thank you Mr. Frazier... Thank you.

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Joshua Welch
Joshua Welch

If he wasn't on a break for 4 years he would have beat his ass

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Michael Quintana
Michael Quintana

this sounds likke the ww2 comentaryies..

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khan khan
khan khan

Ali is a legend and way better boxer and man than any other boxer...His life is an inspiration for millions around the world.....However, some racist american (or white) doesn't like him because of his race and religious affiliation....but this hatred would make him more taller..

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Lokesh Kumar
Lokesh Kumar

Amazing description and details. Liked it. Thanks for posting

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Ross Cockcroft
Ross Cockcroft

I bet faze sensei watched this

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simon12332
simon12332

What a greeaatt video!!

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RedKing1984
RedKing1984

Dude, the Foreman/Frazier staredown looked so intense!!!!

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Jek // Trolling

What is the song at the start

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