Joe Frazier Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Joe Frazier (Joseph William Frazier, Smokin)

Last Updated: 05 Jan, 2024 | Views: 864

Age: 67

Profession: Boxer

Famous For: Champion Of The Golden Gloves & Gold Medalist At The 1964 Olympics.

Joe Frazier Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
12 Jan, 1944 (67 Years 09 Months 26 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
South Carolina

Birth District
Beaufort

Birth Sign
Capricorn

Religion
Christianity

Nationalities
American

Died on
07 Nov, 2011

Joe Frazier Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Joseph William Frazier was a professional boxer from the United States known as "Smokin' Joe" competed from 1965 until 1981. He was the first boxer to defeat Muhammad Ali and was renowned for his power, toughness, devastating striking abilities, and relentless pressure fighting style. In addition to winning a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics as an amateur, Frazier served as the unchallenged heavyweight champion from 1970 to 1973. During the late 1960s, Frazier became one of the top heavyweight contenders, defeating opponents such as Jerry Quarry, Oscar Bonavena, Buster Mathis, Eddie Machen, Doug Jones, George Chuvalo, and Jimmy Ellis. In 1971, he defeated Ali in the awaited Fight of the Century, which he won by unanimous decision.

Career:

In 1962-64: He won heavyweight championships with Golden Gloves during his amateur career.

In 1964: Due to injury, Buster Mathis was replaced by Frazier as the heavyweight representative.

In 1965: He turned professional after beating Woody Goss via technical knockout.

In 1967: With the knockout of Doug Jones in the sixth round and George Chuvalo's brutal fourth round (TKO), Frazier had won all six fights he fought.

In 1970: At Madison Square Garden, Frazier challenged Jimmy Ellis, the WBA Champion.

Achievements and Awards:

In 1964: He won the Olympic Gold Medal in heavyweight boxing.

In 1970: A heavyweight boxing title was awarded to him by the World Boxing Association.

In 1990: It was announced that he had been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Unknown Facts:

From 1970 to 1973, Frazier held the undisputed title of heavyweight champion.

Since he was a little child, Frazier has been a devotee of boxing and has trained with his uncle. Boxer Joe Louis was someone he admired and aspired to be like.

Joe Frazier Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 182 cm
In Meters 1.82 m
In feet Inches 6"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 103 Kg
In Pounds 229 lbs

Eye Color
Dark Brown

Hair Color
Salt & Pepper

Joe Frazier Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Rubin Frazier

Mother's Name
Dolly Frazier

Spouse
Florence Smith

Brother(s)
Tommy Frazier

Son(s)
Marvis Frazier, Derek Dennis Frazier, Joe Frazier Jr.

Daughter(s)
Jacqui Frazier-Lydez

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