Trilogies filled with triumphs, tragedies

On the eve of Tarver-Jones III, ESPN.com considers the best three-act ring rivalries in history.

Originally Published: September 29, 2005
By Teri Berg | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: Saturday marks not only the third installment of the Antonio Tarver-Roy Jones rivalry, but the 30th anniversary of "The Thrilla In Manila" -- the final fight in the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier trilogy. ESPN.com revisits the Ali-Frazier classic as well as some of the best multi-part rivalries in boxing and elsewhere in sport.

In sifting through what is a disappointingly limited number of boxing trilogies, we considered even more than just the quality of the fights and fighters to ...

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