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11/7/11

Joe Frazier Died - Bio

According to an article from New York Times Frazier ' Over the years, Frazier has lost a fortune through a combination of his own generosity and naïveté, his carousing, failed business opportunities and a deep hatred for his former chief boxing rival, Muhammad Ali. The other headliners from his fighting days — Ali, George Foreman and Larry Holmes — are millionaires. Asked about his situation, Frazier became playfully defensive, but would not reveal his financial status. “Are you asking me how much money I have?” he said. “I got plenty of money. I got a stack of $100 bills rolled up over there inthe back of the room.” Frazier blamed himself, partly, for not effectively promoting his own image. Frazier-Lyde is a lawyer and has worked on her father’s behalf in pursuit of money they claim he was owed in a Pennsylvania land deal. In 1973, Frazier purchased 140 acres in Bucks County,Pa., for $843,000. Five years later, a developer agreed to buy the farmland for $1.8 million. Frazier received annual payments from a trust that bought the land with money he had earned in the ring. When the trust went out of business,the payments stopped. Frazier sued his business partners, claiming that his signature was forged on documents and that he had no knowledge of the sale. In the ensuing years, the land was subdivided and turned into a residential community. The property is now worth an estimated $100 million. [17] Relationship with Muhammad Ali While Ali's characteristic taunts of his opponent began typically enough,after regaining his title, his taunts of Smokin' Joe eventually turned personal. Joe was painted by Ali as the white man's hope and as an "Uncle Tom" interjecting a racial element into an already contentious and controversial series of great bouts. (The early controversy was whether Ali should be allowed to fight at all.) Joe Frazier petitioned President Nixon to have Ali's right to box reinstated setting up the whole series of matches. Frazier boycotted the 1967 WBA heavyweight elimination tournament to find a successor to Muhammad Ali, when the champion was stripped of the title. After years of remaining bitter, Frazier told Sports Illustrated in May 2009 that he no longer held hard feelings for Ali. [18] In popular culture Some of the most memorable momentsin the 1976 boxing-themed feature film, Rocky - such as Rocky's carcass-punching scenes and Rocky running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as part of his training regimen- are taken from Joe's real-life exploits, for which he received no credit. [19] In March, 2007, a Joe Frazier action figure was released as part of a range of toys based on the Rocky film franchise, developed by the American toy manufacturer, Jakks Pacific. [20][21] Professional boxing record 32 Wins (27 knockouts, 5 decisions), 4 Losses (3 knockouts, 1 decision), 1 Draw [22] Result Record Opponent Type Rounds Date Location Notes Draw 32-4-1 Floyd Cummings MD 10 03/12/1981 International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, United States Loss 32–4 George Foreman TKO 5 (12) 15/06/1976 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, United States For NABF Heavyweight title. Loss 32–3 Muhammad Ali RTD 14 (15) 01/10/1975 Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines "The Thrilla in Manila"; For The Ring, WBC & WBA World Heavyweight titles. Win 32–2 Jimmy Ellis TKO 9 (12) 02/03/1975 St.Kilda Junction Oval, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Win 31–2 Jerry Quarry TKO 5 (10) 17/06/1974 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States Loss 30–2 Muhammad Ali UD 12 28/01/1974 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States For NABF Heavyweight title. Win 30–1 Joe Bugner PTS 12 02/07/1973 Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom Loss 29–1 George Foreman TKO 2 (15) 22/01/1973 National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica Lost The Ring, WBC & WBA World Heavyweight titles. Win 29–0 Ron Stander TKO 5 (15) 25/05/1972 Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, United States Retained The Ring, WBC & WBA World Heavyweight titles. Win 28–0 Terry Daniels TKO 4 (15) 15/01/1972 Rivergate Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Retained The Ring, WBC & WBA World Heavyweight titles. Win 27–0 Muhammad Ali UD 15 08/03/1971 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States "The Fight of the Century"; Retained WBC, WBA & won The Ring World Heavyweight titles. Win 26–0 Bob Foster KO 2 (15) 18/11/1970 Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, United States Retained WBC & WBA World Heavyweight titles. Win 25–0 Jimmy Ellis TKO 5 (15) 16/02/1970 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States Won vacant WBC & WBA World Heavyweight titles. Retained NYSAC Heavyweight title. Win 24–0 Jerry Quarry TKO 7 (15) 23/06/1969 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States Retained NYSAC Heavyweight title. Win 23–0 Dave Zyglewicz KO 1 (15) 22/04/1969 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, United States Retained NYSAC Heavyweight title. Win 22–0 Oscar Bonavena UD 15 10/12/1968 Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Retained NYSAC Heavyweight title. Win 21–0 Manuel Ramos TKO 2 (15) 24/06/1968 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States Retained NYSAC Heavyweight title. Win 20–0 Buster Mathis TKO 11 (15) 04/03/1968 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States Won vacant NYSAC Heavyweight title. Win 19–0 Marion Connor TKO 3 (10) 18/12/1967 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, United States Win 18–0 Tony Doyle TKO 2 (10) 17/10/1967 Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Win 17–0 George Chuvalo TKO 4 (10) 19/07/1967 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States Win 16–0 George Johnson UD 10 04/05/1967 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States Win 15–0 Jefferson Davis TKO 5 (10) 11/04/1967 Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, United States Win 14–0 Doug Jones KO 6 (10) 21/02/1967 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Win 13–0 Eddie Machen TKO 10 (10) 21/11/1966 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States Win 12–0 Oscar Bonavena MD 10 21/09/1966 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States Win 11–0 Billy Daniels RTD 6 (10) 25/07/1966 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Win 10–0 Memphis Al Jones KO 1 (10) 26/05/1966 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States Win 9–0 Chuck Leslie KO 3 (10) 19/05/1966 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States Win 8–0 Don Smith KO 3 (10) 28/04/1966 Convention Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Win 7–0 Charley Polite TKO 2 (10) 04/04/1966 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Win 6–0 Dick Wipperman TKO 5 (8) 04/03/1966 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States Win 5–0 Mel Turnbow KO 1 (8) 04/03/1966 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Win 4–0 Abe Davis KO 1 (8) 04/03/1966 Hotel Philadelphia Auditorium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Win 3–0 Ray Staples TKO 2 (6) 28/09/1965 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Win 2–0 Mike Bruce TKO 3 (6) 20/09/1965 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Win 1–0 Woody Goss TKO 1 (6) 16/08/1965 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States See also Frazier's portrayalinthe film Ali (2001); directed by Michael Mann. List of heavyweight boxing champions List of WBA world champions List of WBC world champions Notable boxing families References 1. ^ ibroresearch.com 2. ^ By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer. "Ex-heavyweight champ Joe Frazier has liver cancer" . Sfgate.com. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 3. ^ a b Joe Frazier, Autobiography, p. 1. 4. ^ a b Joe Frazier, Autobiography, p. 2. 5. ^ Joe Frazier, Autobiography, p. 9. 6. ^ Joe Frazier, Autobiography, p. 10. 7. ^ Joe Frazier, Autobiography, p. 19. 8. ^ Joe Frazier, Autobiography, p. 20. 9. ^ a b Joe Frazier, Autobiography, p. 30. 10. ^ Joe Frazier, Autobiography, p. 31. 11. ^ Joe Frazier, Autobiography, p. 34. 12. ^ "Mike Bruce -Boxer" . Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 13. ^ "The Great Fights: Ali vs. Frazier I" . Life Magazine. 03/01/1971. Retrieved 05/04/2010. 14. ^ AP South Carolina (September 27, 2010). "Smokin' Joe to get SC award" . USA Today. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 15. ^ Joe.html 16. ^ October 18, 2006 New York Times article on Frazier 17. ^ "Joe Frazier financial status." . boxingmemories.com. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 18. ^ Christopher Wink (2009-04-22). "Frazier gets his time to shine" . SportsIllustrated.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 19. ^ McRae, Donald (2008-11-11). "Big Interview: Joe Frazier" . The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2008-11-11. 20. ^ "Joe Frazier Action Figure" . Retrieved March 2007. 21. ^ "Jakks Pacific Philadelphia Media Preview For Rocky" . Retrieved 8 September 2006. 22. ^ "Joe Frazier - Boxer" . Boxrec.com. 1966-10-06. Retrieved 2011-11-06. External links Official Website Official Collection Website Official Facebook Fan Page Professional boxing record for Joe Frazier from BoxRec Dispute hits sour note with residents, Bucks County Courier Times Fire Still Burns Inside Smokin’ Joe Frazier, New York Times
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