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'''Trainers:''' [[Yancey Durham]] and [[Eddie Futch]]<br>
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'''Managers:''' [[Cloverlay, Inc.]]<br>
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'''[[:Category:Joe Frazier Gallery|Joe Frazier Gallery]]<br>
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== Amateur Career ==
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*1962, 1963, & 1964 Middle Atlantic Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion
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*1964 Heavyweight Gold Medalist for the United States at the [[Olympics]] in Tokyo, Japan. Results:
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**Defeated [[George Oywello]] (Uganda) RSC
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**Defeated [[Athol McQueen]] (Australia) RSC
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**Defeated [[Vadim Yemelyanov]] (Soviet Union) RSC
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**Defeated [[Hans Huber]] (Germany) on points 3-2
  
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== Professional Career ==
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*[[NYSAC World Heavyweight Champion]] 1968-1970 (title discontinued)
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*[[World Heavyweight Champion]] 1970-1973
  
*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] for 1967, 1970 and 1971.
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== Awards & Recognition ==
*New York State World Heavyweight Champion (1968-70)
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*Recipient of [[Ring Magazine Defunct Awards|''The Ring'' Progress of the Year Award]] for 1966.
*World Heavyweight Champion (1970-73)
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*[[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|''The Ring'' Fighter of the Year]] for 1967, 1970, & 1971.
*Won the Heavyweight gold medal for the United States at the 1964 [[Olympics]] in Tokyo, Japan.
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*Recipient of the [[Boxing Writers Association of America|BWAA]] [[Edward J. Neil]] Award as the Fighter of the Year for 1969, 1971, & 1975 (with [[Muhammad Ali]]).
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*His first [[Joe Frazier vs. Jerry Quarry (1st meeting)|fight]] with [[Jerry Quarry]] was [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|''The Ring'' Fight of the Year]] for 1969.
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*His [[Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali (1st meeting)|win]] over [[Muhammad Ali]] was [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|''The Ring'' Fight of the Year]] for 1971, and the fifteenth round was [[Ring Magazine Round of the Year|''The Ring'' Round of the Year]].
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*His first [[Joe Frazier vs. George Foreman (1st meeting)|fight]] with [[George Foreman]] was [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|''The Ring'' Fight of the Year]] for 1973, and the second round was [[Ring Magazine Round of the Year|''The Ring'' Round of the Year]].
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*His third [[Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier (3rd meeting)|fight]] with Muhammad Ali was [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|''The Ring'' Fight of the Year]] for 1975, and the twelfth round was [[Ring Magazine Round of the Year|''The Ring'' Round of the Year]].
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*Inducted into the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 1990.
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*Named the eighth [[Division-By-Division - The Greatest Fighters of All-Time|greatest heavyweight of all-time]] by [[Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] in 1998.
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*Named the eighth greatest heavyweight of the 20th century by The Associated Press in 1999.
  
[[Category:World Heavyweight Champions|Frazier, Joe]]
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== Joe Frazier's Gym ==
[[Category:Olympic Gold Medalists|Frazier, Joe]]
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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."
[[Category:American World Champions|Frazier, Joe]]
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== Death ==
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Frazier died November 7th, 2011 at the age of 67 from liver cancer.
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== External Links ==
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*[[Smokin' Joe: The Autobiography of the Champ|Smokin' Joe: The Autobiography Of The Champ]]
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*IMDb credits: [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004939/]
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[[Category:African American Boxers]]
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[[Category:Olympic Gold Medalists]]
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[[Category:1964 Olympians]]
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[[Category:American Olympians]]
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[[Category:World Heavyweight Champions]]
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[[Category:American World Champions]]
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[[Category:IBHOF Members]]
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[[Category:World Boxing Hall of Fame Members]]
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[[Category:Trainers]]
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[[Category:Actors]]
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[[Category:Frazier Family]]
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[[Category:2011 Deaths]]

Revision as of 16:06, 7 January 2013

Joe Frazier
Class of 1990
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Joe Frazier
Alias: Smokin'
Birth Name: Joseph William Frazier
Born: 1944-01-12
Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Died: 2011-11-07 (Age:67)
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 11½″   /   182cm
Reach: 73″   /   185cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Yancey Durham and Eddie Futch
Managers: Cloverlay, Inc.
Joe Frazier Gallery

Contents

Amateur Career

  • 1962, 1963, & 1964 Middle Atlantic Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion
  • 1964 Heavyweight Gold Medalist for the United States at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Results:

Professional Career

Awards & Recognition

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."

Death

Frazier died November 7th, 2011 at the age of 67 from liver cancer.

External Links


Preceded by:
Franco de Piccoli
Olympic Gold Medalist
Heavyweight Champion

1964
Succeeded by:
George Foreman
Preceded by:
Muhammad Ali
Stripped
NYSAC World Heavyweight Champion
1968 Mar 4 – 1970 Feb 16
Succeeded by:
Adopted into WBC
Preceded by:
Muhammad Ali
Retired
WBC Heavyweight Champion
1970 Feb 16 – 1973 Jan 22
Succeeded by:
George Foreman
Preceded by:
Jimmy Ellis
WBA Heavyweight Champion
1970 Feb 16 – 1973 Jan 22
Succeeded by:
George Foreman


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