MIAMI - Fernando "Ferdie" Pacheco, "The Fight Doctor" who served as Muhammad Ali's ringside physician, has died. He was 89.Pacheco's daughter, Tina Louise Pacheco, told The Associated Press that he died Thursday morning (Friday, Manila time) at his ...
Nov 17, 2017
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino fans remembering boxing legend Muhammad Ali gathered near the site of his epic "Thrilla in Manila" fight with Joe Frazier for an art and photo tribute on Friday.The display near the Smart Araneta Coliseum was launched hours before ...
Jun 10, 2016
MANILA, Philippines - From Manny Pacquiao to left-wing activists, Filipinos in this boxing-crazy nation on Saturday grieved the death of Muhammad Ali, which brought back fond memories of the epic 1975 "Thrilla in Manila" fight between him and Joe Frazier."We ...
Jun 5, 2016
HE floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee. He rumbled in the jungle and left every challenger mangled. He provided us with the greatest thrilla ... in Manila!Muhammad Ali, a former three-time world heavyweight champion and cultural icon, passed ...
Jun 4, 2016
IT was, Muhammad Ali would later say, the closest thing to death he had ever known.He and Joe Frazier had gone 14 brutal rounds in stifling heat of a Philippines morning before Frazier's trainer Eddie Futch mercifully signaled things ...
Oct 1, 2015
NBA
STEPH Curry showed some love for Manila by wearing a "Thrilla in Manila" shirt during his press conference for the Under Armour Road Show at Fairmont Hotel in Makati on Saturday.'Thrilla in Manila' of course, was the final sequel to the ...
Sep 5, 2015
PHILADELPHIA - Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.Will they line up for pictures with a sculpture of real hometown champion Joe ...
Sep 2, 2014
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