On This Day

March 8, 1971 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Frazier ends Muhammad Ali's 31-fight winning streak at Madison Square Garden, NYC; retains heavyweight boxing title by unanimous points decision over 15 rounds in the "Fight of the Century"

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Bob Boughner, Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Kit Symons, Welsh footballer
  • Marc Tobert, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)