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Name: Joe Frazier
Birth Name: Joseph William Frazier
Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Died: 2011-11-07 (Age:67)
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5′ 11½″ / 182cm
Reach: 73″ / 185cm
Boxing Record: click
Trainers: Yancey Durham and Eddie Futch
Managers: Cloverlay, Inc.
- 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
Awards & Recognition
- Recipient of The Ring Progress of the Year Award for 1966.
- The Ring Fighter of the Year for 1967, 1970, & 1971.
- Recipient of the BWAA Edward J. Neil Award as the Fighter of the Year for 1969, 1971, & 1975 (with Muhammad Ali).
- His first fight with Jerry Quarry was The Ring Fight of the Year for 1969.
- His win over Muhammad Ali was The Ring Fight of the Year for 1971, and the fifteenth round was The Ring Round of the Year.
- His first fight with George Foreman was The Ring Fight of the Year for 1973, and the second round was The Ring Round of the Year.
- His third fight with Muhammad Ali was 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 20th century by The Associated Press in 1999.
Joe Frazier's Gym
For many years, Frazier operated "Joe Frazier's Gym" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It opened in 1968 as Cloverlay Gym. In 1973, Frazier bought out all the shareholders and renamed the gym. Many prominent fighters trained there, including Tyrell Biggs, Terrance Cauthen, Bert Cooper, Marvis Frazier, Willie Monroe, James Shuler, and Meldrick Taylor. A press release on April 2, 2008 announced that the gym was closing. Marvis Frazier said, "The gym is closed, it's over."
| WBC Heavyweight Champion
1968 Mar 4 – 1973 Jan 22
| WBA Heavyweight Champion
1970 Feb 16 – 1973 Jan 22