Joe Frazier

1944 - 2011

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Joseph William Frazier (January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011), nicknamed "Smokin' Joe", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1965 to 1981. Widely regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, he was known for his strength, durability, formidable left hand, and relentless pressure fighting style and was the first boxer to defeat Muhammad Ali. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Frazier has received more than 9,587,476 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Joe Frazier is the 3rd most popular boxer (up from 4th in 2019), the 333rd most popular biography from United States (up from 431st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Boxer.

Joe Frazier is most famous for being the heavyweight champion of the world in the early 1970s. He was also the first heavyweight boxer to win three consecutive titles, and he was the first heavyweight boxer to defeat Muhammad Ali.

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  • 9.6M

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  • 69.16

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  • 62

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  • 6.14

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  • 4.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among boxers, Joe Frazier ranks 3 out of 496Before him are Muhammad Ali, and Rocky Marciano. After him are Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Max Schmeling, Jake LaMotta, Sonny Liston, and Carlos Monzón.

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Among people born in 1944, Joe Frazier ranks 18Before him are Ban Ki-moon, Ernő Rubik, Carlos Alberto Torres, Joe Cocker, Dzhokhar Dudayev, and Miloš Zeman. After him are Jimmy Page, Alan Parker, Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Scott, Rafic Hariri, and Angela Davis. Among people deceased in 2011, Joe Frazier ranks 14Before him are Cesária Évora, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Peter Falk, Wangari Maathai, Sócrates, and Sathya Sai Baba. After him are Annie Girardot, Ágota Kristóf, Flórián Albert, Rudolf Mössbauer, Ramiz Alia, and Simon van der Meer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Frazier ranks 333 out of 20,380Before him are Warren G. Harding (1865), Eminem (1972), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Philip Kotler (1931), Louise Glück (1943), and Robert Fulton (1765). After him are Henry Clay (1777), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), William Henry Harrison (1773), Christopher Walken (1943), Jared Leto (1971), and John Stith Pemberton (1831).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Joe Frazier ranks 3Before him are Muhammad Ali (1942), and Rocky Marciano (1923). After him are Mike Tyson (1966), George Foreman (1949), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Joe Louis (1914), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Jake LaMotta (1922), Sonny Liston (1932), Evander Holyfield (1962), and Jack Dempsey (1895).