Joe Frazier Remembered (1944-2011)Joe Frazier Joseph William "Smokin' Joe" Frazier was born January 12, 1944 and died of liver cancer November 7, 2011. He earned the title: Olympic and Undisputed World Heavyweight boxing champion.
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Joe Frazier Remembered (1944-2011)Muhammad Ali and George Foreman pose with Joe FrazierFrazier defeated: Muhammad Ali, Jerry Quarry, Oscar Bonavena, Buster Mathis, Eddie Machen, Doug Jones, George Chuvalo, Joe Bugner and Jimmy Ellis.
Frazier lost his title in a match against George Foreman. He lost a rematch to Ali. Frazier and Ali exchanged insults and reconciliations through most of their lives. In 2009, Frazier announced that he had ended his bitterness towards Muhammad Ali. (credit: Gray Mortimore/ALLSPORT)
Joe Frazier Remembered (1944-2011)Joe Frazier Frazier reveals ,in his autobiography, his arm was injured while trying to escape a pig he provoked. The resulting injury gave his arm the appearance of being permanently cocked for a left hook. (Joe Frazier, Autobiography, p. 10.)
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Joe Frazier Remembered (1944-2011)Muhammad Ali v Joe FrazierNEW YORK - MARCH 8: American heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier (L) kept his title at the end of the fight called the " Match of the Century" against his compatriot Muhammad Ali At the Madison Square Garden, in New York, March 08 1971. (credit: Photo/ AFP/Getty Images)
Joe Frazier Remembered (1944-2011)Friars Club Roasts Don KingNEW YORK - OCTOBER 28: (L-R) Former Boxer Joe Frazier, boxing promoter Don King and former boxer Michael Spinks attend the roasting of Don King at the Friars Club on October 28, 2005 in New York City. (credit: Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Joe Frazier Remembered (1944-2011)South African President Nelson Mandela Then South African President Nelson Mandela (C) poses with former heavyweight boxing champions Michael Spinks (L) and Joe Frazier (R) at his official residence in Pretoria 06 December 1997. The boxers are visiting South Africa at the President's invitation.
Frazier was inducted into the Hall of International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
He has made appearances in movies and television shows.
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Joe Frazier Remembered (1944-2011)Boxing greats Joe Frazier (L) and Sugar Ray LeonarJoe Frazier's most memorable quotes: "You can map out a fight plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you're down to your reflexes. That's where your roadwork shows. If you cheated on that in the dark of the morning, well, you're going to get found out now, under the bright lights."
"Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book."
"We're in Manila. Come on, gorilla; this is a thriller."
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