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About Joe Frazier
Joe Frazier was a veteran an American boxer who is noted to have competed between 1965 and 1981. He is most popular for beating Muhammad Ali and ending his undefeated streak. Due to his outstanding professionalism, he was nicknamed "Smokin' Joe".
Frazier became popular for his durability, strength and pressure-fighting skills. Before he emerged as the undisputed heavyweight champion in 1970, he had to defeat opponents like Oscar Bonavena, Eddie Machen, Jimmy Ellis, Jerry Quarry and more.
He earned his last world title in 1975 against Muhammad Ali, but suffered a tragic loss. He had another groundbreaking match against George Foreman in which he lost – this prompted his retirement from boxing.
Frazier is also noted to have appeared in some Hollywood movies like "The Simpsons", following his retirement.
He was born to parents who were both farmers. His father is known as Rubin Frazier and his mother mother, Dolly Alston-Frazier. He had eleven siblings, including; Tommy Frazier.
He got married to Florence Smith in 1963 and the marriage ended in 1985. He remained with his long time girlfriend, Denise Menz till his death.
He gave birth to eleven children including; Joe Frazier Jr., Marvis Frazier and Jackie Frazier-Lyde.
Frazier was the "undisputed heavyweight Champion between 1970 till 1973.
At the 1954 Summer Olympics, he won a gold medal.
He was bestowed "Fighter of the Year" by The Ring Magazine in 1967, 1970 and 1971.
Frazier was inducted into the "International Boxing Hall of Fame" in 1990.
He was the first boxer to ever defeat Muhammad Ali.
He was rated amongst the ten greatest heavyweights of all time by The International Boxing Research Organization.
He died of liver cancer.
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Famous quotes by Joe Frazier
Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.Joe Frazier
When I was a boy, I used to pull a big cross saw with my dad. He'd use his right hand, so I'd have to use my left.Joe Frazier
Joe Frazier's Popularity
Joe Frazier was a famous American boxer, who was born on January 12, 1944. As a person born on this date, Joe Frazier is listed in our database as the 92nd most popular celebrity for the day (January 12) and the 253rd most popular for the year (1944).
People born on January 12 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Joe Frazier is the 2235th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Joe Frazier's birthday, Joe Frazier is the 14648th most famous American.
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