Ali vs. Frazier:
The Second Generation

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The Tale of the Tape

Here's how Laila and Jacqui measure up to each other, and to their fathers.* Find out more about their fathers' historic bouts.


Laila Ali
Born: December 30, 1977, Los Angeles, California
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 166 pounds
Reach: 70"
Career record: Nine wins, no losses, eight knockouts


Jacqui Frazier-Lyde
Born: December 2, 1961, Beaufort, South Carolina
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 173 pounds
Reach: 69"
Record: Seven wins, no losses, seven knockouts

Laila Ali
Laili Ali
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Jacqui Frazer-Lyde
Jacqui Frazier-Lyde
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Muhammad Ali
Born: January 17, 1942, Louisville, Kentucky
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 210 pounds
Reach: 82"
Career record: 56 wins, five losses, 37 knockouts


Joe Frazier
Born: January 12, 1944, Beaufort, South Carolina
Height: 5' 11-1/2"
Weight: 205 pounds
Reach: 73-1/2"
Career Record: 32 wins, four losses, one draw, 27 knockouts

*Weight and height for Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier are from October 1975, at the time of their final fight.



Ali vs. Frazier -- The First Three Times

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fought each other three times for boxing's world championship.

The first bout took place on March 8, 1971, in New York. Frazier was the heavyweight champion of the world. Ali was the challenger, and this was his first championship fight since being stripped of his title and banned from boxing for refusing to join the military in 1967. Frazier won the fight in a unanimous decision, knocking Ali down in the 15th round.

The second bout took place on Jan. 20, 1974, again in New York. This was a non-title fight; Frazier had lost the championship to George Foreman and, along the way, appeared to have lost some of his famous punching power. Ali defeated him in a 12-round decision. Later that year, Ali knocked out Foreman in Zaire, winning the heavyweight title for the second time.

The third and final bout, on Oct. 1, 1975 in the Philippines, was dubbed the "Thrilla in Manila" and it is considered one of the greatest fights of all time. Both boxers dished out and received heavy punishment. Ali won the fight when Frazier failed to answer the bell for the 15th round. Afterwards, Frazier told reporters, "I hit him with punches that would bring down the walls of a city and he still kept coming."