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Ali wins unanimously over Frazier

Updated: January 22, 2002, 12:24 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Jan. 28, 1974

The second Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier fight doesn't live up to the standards set by the first competition, but it still is a good one. With a flurry of jabs and occasional right hands that prevent the aggressive Frazier from smokin', Ali avenges his 1971 loss to Frazier by taking a 12-round decision in the non-title fight. (Frazier had lost his crown to George Foreman in 1973.)

"I was in the best shape of my life," says the 212-pound Ali, who outweighed his smaller ...

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