The Fight of the Century — undefeated “Smokin’ ”Joe Frazier against undefeated Muhammad Ali — took place 40 years ago tonight in Madison Square Garden. Remember when boxing was interesting? A nostalgic look back from the New York Post. And another from the Sports Illustrated vaults. (For those old enough to remember, the fight was not on TV and Pay-Per-View has not been invented. Radio provided round-by-round updates for those living in Macon, Mo.)
For a never-seen-before photo gallery of the fight from Life magazine, click here.