I agree, it's impossible to separate Frazier's FOTC performance from the released Rage he felt for Ali. Joe had just had eNOUGH of Ali and was willing to die to keep his belt that night. You can see it in his eyes. I notice it doesn't get pointed out much around here how much punishment Joe took to beat Ali. People play up MA's relative inactivity, but he was whacking the crap out of Frazier in those early rounds, and a lot of folks watching at the time thought Smokin' Joe was going to get stopped. I see Joe's doggedness, resiliency as being the factor that just barely tips the scales in his favor against the Mighty Louis.