Frazier battled Ali in timeless trilogy

Updated: February 2, 2006, 3:59 PM ET
By Mike Sielski | Special to ESPN.com

"Joe Frazier would come out smoking. If you hit him, he liked it. If you knocked him down, you only made him mad," says George Foreman on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

In the ring, Joe Frazier was a bull who didn't need a red cape. Provocation or prodding wasn't necessary for him to come charging after the man in front of him, his head down, his fists acting as sharp horns and inflicting similar damage.

It was that relentlessness -- the near-total abandonment of duck-and-cover, ...

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