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Joe Frazier

Born: Jan 12, 1944

Death: Nov 7, 2011

Birthplace: Beaufort

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Joe Frazier

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1944
Date of Death : Nov 7, 2011
Birth Place : Beaufort

Joseph William "Joe" Frazier, also known as Smokin' Joe, was an American professional boxer, Olympic gold medalist and Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, whose professional career lasted from 1965 to 1976, with a one-fight comeback in 1981. Frazier was known for his sheer strength, durability, punch power and all out relentless attack. He is one of only two boxers, the other being Ken Norton, to beat a peak Muhammad Ali. Frazier emerged as the top contender in the late 1960s, defeating opponents that included Jerry Quarry, Oscar Bonavena, Buster Mathis, Eddie Machen, Doug Jones, George Chuvalo and Jimmy Ellis en route to becoming Undisputed Heavyweight Champion in 1970, and followed up by defeating Muhammad Ali by unanimous decision in the highly anticipated "Fight of the Century" in 1971. Two years later Frazier lost his title when he was knocked out by George Foreman. He fought on, beating Joe Bugner, losing a rematch to Ali and beating Quarry and Ellis again. Frazier's last world title challenge came in 1975, but he was beaten by Ali in their brutal rubbermatch. He retired in 1976 following a second loss to Foreman.


  • Actor
  • Professional Boxer

Also known as

  • Joseph William "Joe" Frazier
  • Joseph William Frazier
  • Joseph Frazier
  • Smokin'' Joe
  • Billy Boy
  • Smokin'' Joe Frazier


  • Dolly Frazier
  • Rubin Frazier


  • Florence Smith


  • Marvis Frazier
  • Jackie Frazier-Lyde
  • Joe Frazier Jr.
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