10/12/1968 Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 round war
Joe Frazier 15 Round War – Beats Oscar Bonavena This Day December 10, 1968
Joe Frazier closed 1968 by again beating Oscar Bonavena via a 15-round decision in a hard-fought rematch. Bonavena fought somewhat defensively, allowing himself to be often bulled to the ropes, which let Frazier build a wide points margin. Ring Magazine showed Bonavena afterward with a gruesomely bruised face. It had been a punishing match.