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. He was known for his strength, durability, formidable punching power, 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 7,630,784 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia. Joe Frazier is the 4th most popular boxer (down from 3rd in 2019), the 431st most popular biography from United States (down from 334th in 2019) and the 4th most popular 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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Among boxers, Joe Frazier ranks 4 out of 326Before him are Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, and Mike Tyson. After him are Joe Louis, Floyd Mayweather Jr., George Foreman, Max Schmeling, Sugar Ray Robinson, Sonny Liston, Jake LaMotta, and Jack Dempsey.

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Among people born in 1944, Joe Frazier ranks 21Before him are Joe Cocker, Jimmy Page, Carlos Alberto Torres, Sepp Maier, Harold Ramis, and Jacqueline Bisset. After him are Omar al-Bashir, Diana Ross, Danny Trejo, Ronnie Peterson, Kary Mullis, and Ulrich Beck. Among people deceased in 2011, Joe Frazier ranks 15Before him are Burhanuddin Rabbani, Sathya Sai Baba, Peter Falk, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Wangari Maathai, and Sócrates. After him are Annie Girardot, Ágota Kristóf, Ramiz Alia, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Flórián Albert, and Gary Moore.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Frazier ranks 431 out of 18,182Before him are William G. Morgan (1870), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Mike Tyson (1966), Frank Abagnale (1948), Willem Dafoe (1955), and Kip Thorne (1940). After him are Jessica Lange (1949), Viggo Mortensen (1958), Katherine Johnson (1918), Kim Basinger (1953), Robert Zemeckis (1952), and Babe Ruth (1895).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Joe Frazier ranks 4Before him are Muhammad Ali (1942), Rocky Marciano (1923), and Mike Tyson (1966). After him are Joe Louis (1914), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), George Foreman (1949), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Sonny Liston (1932), Jake LaMotta (1922), Jack Dempsey (1895), and Evander Holyfield (1962).