This fantastic image taken from the famous “Thriller In Manila” captures two boxers at their peak. For a slogging 15 rounds, both fighters gave everything they had.
Born January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, Muhammad Ali, the world’s best known boxer began at the tender age of 12. At 18 he won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. During his career, Ali became the only professional boxer to win the heavyweight championship three times. At the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, the world and his country honored Ali by choosing him to light the Olympic torch during the opening ceremony. Muhammad Ali is also known as an eloquent statesman for peace as well as a generous man who devoted much of his considerable earnings to charity.
Joseph William Frazier (January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011), nicknamed “Smokin’ Joe”, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1965 to 1981. He reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1970 to 1973, and as an amateur won a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics. Frazier was known for his strength, durability, formidable punching power, and relentless pressure fighting style. He was also the first boxer to beat Muhammad Ali in the fight dubbed “Fight of the Century”
“Thriller in Manila” has been personally signed by both Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier and is strictly limited to only 100 worldwide.
Each piece is backed by an Autographed Collectables 100% Guarantee of Authenticity and photo of Joe Frazier holding one of the signed releases. For the Muhammad Ali signature, an Online Authentics Guarantee of Authenticity also accompanies your piece. Established in 2000, Online Authentics have been Muhammad Ali’s official memorabilia authentication company since their inception. Online Authentics was first introduced at an exclusive signing session that Autographed Collectables held with Muhammad Ali during the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Every signature is photographed at the time of signing, registered online @ www.onlineauthentics.com where the signing date, product information, company who held the signing, and photo of your exact piece are confirmed and can be viewed online. All signatures are unique and when you can see the signature in your possession is exactly the same as the one uploaded to the registry database, Authenticity is unquestionably 100% Authentic.
Joe Frazier signed these pieces in NY during an official private signing session.
Unframed Size: 40 x 50cm / 16 x 20″
Framed Size: 74.5 x 2.5 x 72cm / 29.75 x 1 x 28.75″