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Joe Frazier

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier

Profession: Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Emerged as the top contender in the late 1960s, defeating multiple opponents en route to becoming Undisputed Heavyweight Champion in 1970.

In 1971, he defeated Muhammad Ali by unanimous decision in the highly anticipated "Fight of the Century".

Born: January 12, 1944
Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: November 7, 2011 (aged 67)
Cause of Death: Liver cancer

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Historical Events

  • 1964-10-23 Future undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier dominates German Hans Huber for an easy points win and the Olympic heavyweight gold medal in Tokyo
  • 1968-03-04 Joe Frazier takes his record to 20-0 and captures vacant world heavyweight boxing title; stops Buster Mathis in 11th round TKO at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1968-06-24 Joe Frazier stops Mexican challenger Manuel Ramos in 2nd round TKO at NYC's Madison Square Garden in his first heavyweight boxing title defence
  • 1968-12-10 Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1969-04-22 American Joe Frazier KOs American Dave Zyglewick in 1st round to retain heavyweight boxing title, in Houston, Texas
  • 1969-06-23 Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1970-02-16 Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1970-11-18 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1971-03-08 Joe Frazier ends Muhammad Ali's 31-fight winning streak at Madison Square Garden, NYC; retains heavyweight boxing title by unanimous points decision over 15 rounds in the "Fight of the Century"
  • 1972-01-15 World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier stops Terry Daniels in 4 rounds in New Orleans to retain his WBC and WBA titles
  • 1972-05-25 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander
  • 1972-05-26 Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1973-01-22 George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 rounds to win WBC & WBA heavyweight boxing titles in Kingston, Jamaica; Frazier knocked down 3 times in both 1st & 2nd rounds
  • 1975-10-01 "The Thrilla in Manila"; Muhammad Ali stops Joe Frazier in 14 rounds in Quezon City, the Philippines to retain his WBC/WBA heavyweight title

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