On July 26, 1986, Marvis vs. Frazier was a professional boxing bout. The bout is remarkable for being Tyson's professional career's shortest knockout victory, lasting only 30 seconds. It also marked the first time that two former heavyweight champions fought one another.
Tyson and Frazier had both been world champions at one point. When they met in the ring, it was for the opportunity to be the champion again. Even though Frazier was given priority as the number 1 contender, he lost when he couldn't make the weight limit of 21 pounds per boxers' limit.
After losing to Tyson, who then went on to have other accomplishments in the sport, Frazier retired with a record of 20-1.-(R32)- He came out of retirement in 1991 to face Buster Mathis Jr. but lost by TKO (strikes). - He returned to the ring in 1996 but lost again by TKO (strikes). - In 1997, he faced Andrew Golota but lost by TKO (strikes). After this match, Frazier decided to retire for good this time with a record of 35-1.-(R16, R17)- He came back once more in 2001 when he took on Matt Skelton but lost by TKO (strikes).
Marvis Frazier vs. Mike Tyson - 30 seconds Tyson was unquestionably becoming a feared fighter at the time, and he sent a message to all heavyweight champions at the time by knocking out Marvis Frazier in 30 seconds in his twenty-fifth battle. The fight took place on Saturday, November 4, 1990, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Frazier was an undefeated prospect who had just claimed the WBC title from Michael Spinks after beating him via unanimous decision. He was set to defend the title against former champion Leon Spinks in a rematch, but he got into a feud with Frank Bruno and lost two fights through no fault of his own. So, his promoter Bob Arum decided to pair him with Tyson, who had also just come off a loss, instead.
The two fighters met for the vacant WBA title in what would be a classic matchup between an up-and-coming young fighter and an experienced veteran. Both men were looking to get back on track after losing their belts, and this is where things started to go wrong for Frazier.
After being dominated throughout most of the first round, Frazier suddenly woke up in the second round and started throwing punches of his own. But it was too late; Tyson had already taken control of the fight by then and was landing big shots of his own.
The Fight of the Century, or The Fight, was a heavyweight championship boxing match between WBC/WBA heavyweight champion Joe Frazier (26-0, 23 KOs) and The Ring/lineal heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali (31-0, 25 KOs), on Monday, March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The match is widely considered to be one of the greatest fights in history. It was an immediate classic from start to finish, with both fighters using their great skills to score points and win rounds.
Their rivalry pre-dated both men by more than a decade, but it really took off following the defection of Cassius Clay to Islam. As members of the U.S. Army, they fought each other on American soil at a time when most sports stars did not retire after winning only one title fight. The two men agreed to meet for the undisputed championship of the world.
Frazier won the first round by landing several powerful punches that wobbled his opponent. But later in the round, Ali came back strong and scored three straight knockdowns en route to a 10th-round TKO victory. The official time of death was 1:10 of the 10th round.
After the fight, there were reports that Frazier had collapsed during the ringwalk and was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with acute leukemia. He died four months later at the age of 30.
Frazier delivered a left hook in the 15th round of the "Fight of the Century" at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971, sending Ali careening to the ground. The unbeaten Frazier won a unanimous decision, handing Ali his first professional defeat.
The "Thrilla in Manila" took place on August 9, 1973, in an open-air stadium in Manila, Philippines. This was a rematch of the previous year's championship match, which Ali had won by unanimous decision. This time around, however, it was not just about who was better but also about who would come out on top after taking damage from Ali's attacks.
Frazier had been given only 3 months to recover from surgery that removed part of his right eye but he still managed to knock out Ali with a single punch within the first 3 rounds. After that, it was all over for Ali as Frazier continued to beat him down with relentless punches. When the bout was finally called off in the 11th round due to injury to both fighters, it had become clear that Ali had been defeated by an even more aggressive and determined opponent this time around.
After the fight, many people believed that Frazier had done enough damage to cause an irreparable eye injury to Ali but later reports revealed that he had only suffered a concussion and several cuts and bruises.