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Joe Frazier boxer

Joe Frazier image
Status inactive
Age 67
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 11½″/182cm
Reach 73″/185cm
Debut 1965-08-16
Born 1944-01-12
Death 2011-11-07
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
37
won
32
lost
4
draw
1
bouts
37
won
32
lost
4
draw
1
Status inactive
Age 67
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 11½″/182cm
Reach 73″/185cm
Debut 1965-08-16
Born 1944-01-12
Death 2011-11-07
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Joseph William Frazier (January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011), nicknamed "Smokin' Joe", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1965 to 1981. He reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1970 to 1973, and as an amateur won a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics. Frazier was known for his strength, durability, formidable punching power, and relentless pressure fighting style.Frazier emerged as the top contender in the late 1960s, defeating opponents that included 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 by unanimous decision in the highly anticipated Fight of the Century in 1971. Two years later, Frazier lost his title when he was defeated by George Foreman. He fought on, beating Joe Bugner, losing a rematch to Ali and beating Quarry and Ellis again.

Joseph William Frazier (January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011), nicknamed "Smokin' Joe", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1965 to 1981. He reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1970 to 1973, and as an amateur won a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics. Frazier was known for his strength, durability, formidable punching power, and relentless pressure fighting style.Frazier emerged as the top contender in the late 1960s, defeating opponents that included 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 by unanimous decision in the highly anticipated Fight of the Century in 1971. Two years later, Frazier lost his title when he was defeated by George Foreman. He fought on, beating Joe Bugner, losing a rematch to Ali and beating Quarry and Ellis again.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 3, 1981 Floyd Cummings WWWWLW International Amphitheatre, Chicago DRAW
Majority decision
June 15, 1976 George Foreman WWWWLW Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NABF Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 1, 1975 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
March 2, 1975 Jimmy Ellis LWLDLL St.Kilda Junction Oval, Melbourne WIN
Technical knockout
June 17, 1974 Jerry Quarry WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 28, 1974 Muhammad Ali WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York NABF Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 2, 1973 Joe Bugner WWWWWL Earls Court Arena, Kensington WIN
Points
Jan. 22, 1973 George Foreman WWWWWW National Stadium, Kingston World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 25, 1972 Ron Stander WWWLWW Civic Auditorium, Omaha World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Jan. 15, 1972 Terry Daniels LWWLWW Rivergate Auditorium, New Orleans World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 8, 1971 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 18, 1970 Bob Foster WWWWWW Cobo Arena, Detroit World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 16, 1970 Jimmy Ellis WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York NYSAC World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

vacant World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
June 23, 1969 Jerry Quarry LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York NYSAC World Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
April 22, 1969 Dave Zyglewicz WLWWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston NYSAC World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 10, 1968 Oscar Bonavena WWWWWW Spectrum, Philadelphia NYSAC World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 24, 1968 Manuel Ramos WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1968 Buster Mathis WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York vacant NYSAC World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1967 Marion Conner WLLWWL Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 17, 1967 Tony Doyle WWWLWW Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
July 19, 1967 George Chuvalo WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
May 4, 1967 George Johnson DDLWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
April 11, 1967 Jefferson Davis WWLLLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 21, 1967 Doug Jones WWWWLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Nov. 21, 1966 Eddie Machen DLLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 21, 1966 Oscar Bonavena WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York October 6, 1966 -- Bonavena is stripped of the Argentinian Heavyweight

WIN
Split-decision
July 25, 1966 Billy Daniels LWLLLL Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Corner retirement
May 26, 1966 Al Jones WLLWLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
May 19, 1966 Chuck Leslie WLLDLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
April 28, 1966 Don Smith WLLWWW Civic Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
April 4, 1966 Charley Polite WLLLDL Hotel Philadelphia Auditorium, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1966 Dick Wipperman LLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 17, 1966 Mel Turnbow LWWWLL Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Nov. 11, 1965 Abe Davis LLDLLL Hotel Philadelphia Auditorium, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Sept. 28, 1965 Ray Staples WWLWWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 20, 1965 Mike Bruce WWWWL Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 16, 1965 Woody Goss WLWL Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout