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Joe Frazier

"Smokin' Joe"

Joe Frazier

(1944 – 2011)

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Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier
(1944 – 2011)

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Joe Frazier

(1944 – 2011)
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This is an online memorial in memory of Joe Frazier. Joseph William "Joe" Frazier, also known as Smokin' Joe, was a former Olympic and Undisputed World Heavyweight boxing champion, whose professional career lasted from 1965 to 1976, with a brief comeback in 1981.
Joe Frazier emerged as the top contender in the late 1960s, defeating the likes of Jerry Quarry, Oscar Bonavena, Buster Mathis, Eddie Machen, Doug Jones, George Chuvalo and Jimmy Ellis en route to becoming undisputed heavyweight champion in 1970, and followed up by defeating Muhammad Ali on points in the highly-anticipated "Fight of the Century" in 1971. Two years later Joe Frazier lost his title when he was knocked out by George Foreman. He fought
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on, beating Joe Bugner, losing a rematch to Ali, and beating Quarry and Ellis again.
Joe Frazier's last world title challenge came in 1975, but he was beaten by Ali in their brutal rubbermatch. He retired in 1976 following a second loss to Foreman. He made a comeback in 1981, fighting just once, before retiring for good. The International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) rates Joe Frazier among the ten greatest heavyweights of all time. He is an inductee of both the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
Joe Frazier's style was often compared to that of Henry Armstrong and occasionally Rocky Marciano. He was dependent on bobbing, weaving, grunting, snorting as he grimaced
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with all out aggression wearing down his opponents with relentless pressure. His best known punch was a powerful left hook, which accounted for most of his knockouts. Compared to Ali's style, he was close enough to the ideal bruiser that some in the press and media characterized the bouts as the answer to the classic question: "What happens when a boxer meets with a brawler?"
After retiring Joe Frazier made cameo appearances in several Hollywood movies, and two episodes of The Simpsons. Joe Frazier continued to train fighters in his gym in Philadelphia.
Joe Frazier died on November 7th 2011. This is a tribute dedicated to Joe Frazier created in honor of his life and his career. May he rest in peace.
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Joe Frazier

This is an online memorial in memory of Joe Frazier. Joseph William "Joe" Frazier, also known as Smokin' Joe, was a former Olympic and Undisputed World Heavyweight boxing champion, whose professional career lasted from 1965 to 1976, with a brief comeback in 1981.
Joe Frazier emerged as the top contender in the late 1960s, defeating the likes of Jerry Quarry, Oscar Bonavena, Buster Mathis, Eddie Machen, Doug Jones, George Chuvalo and Jimmy Ellis en route to becoming undisputed heavyweight champion in 1970, and followed up by defeating Muhammad Ali on points in the highly-anticipated "Fight of the Century" in 1971. Two years later Joe Frazier lost his title when he was knocked out by George Foreman. He fought...

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