Ali's Greatest Fights

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season

Ali's Greatest Fights celebrates the embodiment of excitement in boxing and sports by showing the journey of the greatest champion in heavyweight boxing. Ali generated electricity in a room and arena with his vibrant personality and supreme skill. This film captures some of his greatest achievements in the ring as he excelled from winning the Gold in the '64 Summer Olympics in Rome, to winning gladiator battles in the professional U.S. heavyweight division. Ali's Greatest Fights shows Ali in raw form and opens the vaults to three of his greatest matches: “Thrilla in Manila”, “Rumble in the Jungle” and “I Shook Up the World” (1974, 1975, 1964). These fights take us back in time to epic moments in sports history with the “Thrilla in Manila” as Ali fought Frazier in a violent display of punishing body & head shots, furious jabs, quick feet and devastating punches executed mercilessly by both fighters. This film features the greatest comeback fight of all time as Ali utilized the “rope-a-dope” technique to exhaust George Foreman and respond with a stunning victory over the undefeated fighter.

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Ali Bonus Interviews
7. Ali Bonus Interviews
October 6, 2009
Muhammad Ali was the greatest boxer to ever live and when he spoke his mind it made for some of the best theater in American sports. Here is some memorable interviews and exclamations that made Ali - The King of Trash Talk.
Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle
6. Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle
May 16, 1975
Muhammad Ali showed why he's regarded as the greatest boxer of all time in this brutal bout against Ron Lyle. Behind on points and heading for defeat, Ali unleashed a devastating flurry of punches that floored his opponent and won the fight.
Muhammad Ali vs. Zora Folley
5. Muhammad Ali vs. Zora Folley
March 22, 1967
Muhammad Ali fought Zora Folley in 1967 at Madison Square Garden.
Muhammad Ali vs. Chuck Wepner
4. Muhammad Ali vs. Chuck Wepner
March 24, 1975
Muhammad Ali defended his title against challenger Chuck Wepner. The first four rounds were close as Ali apparently didn't take this fight seriously but the champion would finally score a 15th round knockout to silence his critics.
Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman
3. Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman
October 30, 1974
Muhammad Ali regains his heavyweight crown against undefeated George Foreman. Ali uses the rope-a-dope to tire out Foreman and regain the heavyweight title.
Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III
2. Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III
September 30, 2009
The Thrilla in Manila will always be remembered as one of the greatest boxing matches ever to take place. Ali vs. Frazier III, would be bigger and more significant than their previous two bouts. This one was for supremacy. This one was winner take all.
Muhammad and Larry
1. Muhammad and Larry
January 5, 2012
In October of 1980, Muhammad Ali was preparing to fight for an unprecedented fourth heavyweight title against his friend and former sparring partner Larry Holmes. To say that the great Ali was in the twilight of his career would be generous. Most of his admiring fans, friends and fight scribes considered his bravado delusional. What was left for him to prove? In the weeks of training before the fight, documentarians Albert and David Maysles took an intimate look at Ali trying to convince the world and perhaps himself, that he was still The Greatest. At the same time, they documented the mild-mannered and undervalued champion Holmes as he confidently prepared to put an end to the career of a man for whom he had an abiding and deep affection for. In the raw moments after Ali's humbling in this one sided fight, it was not fully comprehended what the Maysles brothers had actually captured on film, and due to unexpected circumstances the Maysles footage never received a public screening or airing. However, in the intervening years, the magnitude of this footage is now clear. An era ended when the braggadocio and confidence were stripped away in the ring, and the world's greatest hero was revealed to be a man. Here for the first time is the unseen filmed build up to that fight, accompanied by freshly shot interviews by Albert Maysles with members from both the Ali and Holmes camps, as well as others who were prime witnesses to this poignant foolhardy attempt at courage.
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Ali's Greatest Fights celebrates the embodiment of excitement in boxing and sports by showing the journey of the greatest champion in heavyweight boxing. Ali generated electricity in a room and arena with his vibrant personality and supreme skill. This film captures some of his greatest achievements in the ring as he excelled from winning the Gold in the '64 Summer Olympics in Rome, to winning gladiator battles in the professional U.S. heavyweight division.

Ali's Greatest Fights shows Ali in raw form and opens the vaults to three of his greatest matches: “Thrilla in Manila”, “Rumble in the Jungle” and “I Shook Up the World” (1974, 1975, 1964). These fights take us back in time to epic moments in sports history with the “Thrilla in Manila” as Ali fought Frazier in a violent display of punishing body & head shots, furious jabs, quick feet and devastating punches executed mercilessly by both fighters. This film features the greatest comeback fight of all time as Ali utilized the “rope-a-dope” technique to exhaust George Foreman and respond with a stunning victory over the undefeated fighter.

Ali's Greatest Fights is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on January 5, 2012.

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  • Premiere Date
    January 5, 2012