Joe Frazier facts for kids
Frazier in 2010
|Real name||Joseph William Frazier|
|Height||5 ft 11+1/2 in|
January 12, 1944|
Beaufort, South Carolina, U.S.
|Died||November 7, 2011
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Wins by KO||27|
Joseph William Frazier (January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011) was an American boxer. He held the world heavyweight championship from 1968 to 1973. Frazier also won a gold medal in boxing at the 1964 Summer Olympics.
Frazier won the vacant world heavyweight title by beating Buster Mathis. He lost the title to George Foreman whom had knocked out Frazier in a 3 punch combo, breaking his eye socket, jaw, and collar bone. Frazier's most famous fights were rematches with Muhammad Ali. He beat Ali in their first fight in 1971 but lost the other two. The third fight was known as the "Thrilla in Manila".
Frazier died in Philadelphia on November 7, 2011 from liver cancer, aged 67.
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The New York Daily News editor-in-chief Kevin Convey (on the right) presented Frazier with the Daily News Front Page Award in 2011.
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