Joseph William “Joe” Frazier – ringname “Smokin’ Joe” — was an American professional boxer, an Olympic gold medalist and undisputed world heavyweight champion, whose professional career lasted for over a decade from 1965 to 1976. Frazier’s most exciting and memorable fights were against the greatest — Muhammad Ali.
When he died, Frazier wanted his Olympic Gold medal to be cut up into 8 pieces, and have each piece given to 1 of his 8 children.
Joe Frazier / “Smokin’ Joe – Boxing Quote
Frazier was a very thoughtful, educated, reflective man. One of his most memorable quotes about the sport of boxing was
“Boxing is the only sport, where you get your brains shook, your money took, and your name in the undertaker’s book.”
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