Name: Joe Frazier
Birth Name: Joseph William Frazier
Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Died: 2011-11-07 (Age:67)
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5′ 11½″ / 182cm
Reach: 73″ / 185cm
Boxing Record: click
Trainers: Yancey Durham and Eddie Futch
Managers: Cloverlay, Inc.
Joe Frazier Gallery
- Amateur Record: 38-2
- 1962, 1963 & 1964 Middle Atlantic Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion
- 1964 Heavyweight Gold Medalist for the United States at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Results:
- NYSAC World Heavyweight Champion 1968-1970 (title discontinued)
- World Heavyweight Champion 1970-1973
- Won the title with a fourth-round RTD of WBA champion Jimmy Ellis.
- Lost the title to George Foreman by a second-round TKO.
- One opponent, Jeff Davis, retired after losing to Frazier. Davis was knocked out in five rounds on April 11, 1967. It was his fourth loss in five fights.
- Frazier recorded five first-round knockouts and fourteen within the first three rounds.
- Frazier became the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali. He defeated Ali by a fifteen-round unanimous decision on March 8, 1971.
- On March 15, 1971, seven days after defeating Muhammad Ali, Frazier was admitted to St. Luke's and Children's Medical Center in Philadelphia. He was mentally and physically fatigued and suffering from high blood pressure. While he was hospitalized, there were rumors that he was seriously ill and even dead. His physician, Dr. James C. Giuffre, diagnosed Frazier as having "athlete's kidney." He explained that the condition can develop from forced bending and straining back muscles around the kidneys. Dr. Giuffre said it was not connected to his fight with Ali because there were no body blows to the kidneys. "It's a transient thing," he said, "and with rest everything returns to normal." Frazier was released from the hospital on March 27. 
- Frazier injured his left eye early in his career in a training accident. As he worked on a speed bag in a Philadelphia gym, a broken bolt threw tiny shards of metal into his eyes. The incident was kept secret to allow him to continue fighting, but the resulting scar tissue developed into a cataract. By November 1975, it was clear that Frazier would go blind without surgery. While the surgery removed the cataract and kept the eye from further deterioration, it was too late—he was legally blind in his left eye. Frazier wore a contact lens in his left eye when he fought a rematch with George Foreman on June 15, 1976. The lens was knocked loose during the fight, and Frazier was knocked out in the fifth round.  
- Frazier released his autobiography in 1996. Smokin' Joe: The Autobiography of the Champ was written with Phil Berger.
- Frazier died November 7th, 2011 at the age of 67 from liver cancer. He had been diagnosed the previous month.
Awards & Recognition
- The Ring Progress of the Year Award for 1966.
- The Ring Fighter of the Year for 1967, 1970 & 1971.
- The BWAA Edward J. Neil Trophy as the Fighter of the Year for 1969, 1971 & 1975 (with Muhammad Ali).
- Joe Frazier vs. Jerry Quarry I was named The Ring Fight of the Year for 1969.
- Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali I was named The Ring Fight of the Year for 1971, and the fifteenth round was The Ring Round of the Year.
- George Foreman vs. Joe Frazier I was named The Ring Fight of the Year for 1975, and the second round was The Ring Round of the Year.
- Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III was named The Ring Fight of the Year for 1975, and the twelfth round was The Ring Round of the Year.
- Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.
- Named the eighth greatest heavyweight of all-time by The Ring in 1998.
- Named the eighth greatest heavyweight of the twentieth century by The Associated Press in 1999.
Joe Frazier's Gym
"Joe Frazier's Gym" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania opened in 1968 as Cloverlay Gym. Frazier bought out all the shareholders in 1973 and renamed the gym. Many prominent fighters trained there, including Tyrell Biggs, Terrance Cauthen, Bert Cooper, Willie Monroe, James Shuler, Leon Spinks, Meldrick Taylor, and Marvis Frazier (Joe's son). A press release on April 2, 2008 announced that the gym was closing. Marvis Frazier said, "The gym is closed, it's over."
The gym was named to the National Register of Historic Places on April 30, 2013. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources. 
Franco de Piccoli
| Olympic Gold Medalist
| NYSAC World Heavyweight Champion
1968 Mar 4 – 1970 Feb 16
Adopted into WBC
| WBC Heavyweight Champion
1970 Feb 16 – 1973 Jan 22
| WBA Heavyweight Champion
1970 Feb 16 – 1973 Jan 22