Thursday, November 10, 2011

Joseph William Frazier

Joe Frazier
(Joseph William Frazier)
("Smokin' Joe")

BORN   January 12 1944; Beaufort, South Carolina
DIED November 7 2011; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania(Liver cancer)
HEIGHT 5-11 1/2
WEIGHT 197-229 lbs
MANAGER Cloverlay, Inc.
TRAINERS Yancey Durham, Eddie Futch
Frazier was a strong, "swarmer" style boxer who applied great pressure on his opponent and dealt out tremendous punishment with a relentless attack of lefts and rights; His left hook was especially stiff and quick when delivered during his bob-and-weave perpetual attack; He fought three minutes per round and never seemed to tire; He could take punishment too and not be bothered

Herb Goldman ranked Frazier as the #10 All-Time Heavyweight; Frazier was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1980 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990

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