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 beat Muhammad Ali. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Frazier has received more than 6,857,142 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Joe Frazier is the 3rd most popular boxer, the 334th most popular biography from United States (up from 450th 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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Among boxers, Joe Frazier ranks 3 out of 324Before him are Muhammad Ali and Rocky Marciano. After him are Mike Tyson, Joe Louis, George Foreman, Max Schmeling, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Sugar Ray Robinson, Jake LaMotta, Sonny Liston, and Rubin Carter.

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Among people born in 1944, Joe Frazier ranks 18Before him are Alexander Van der Bellen, Geraldine Chaplin, Alan Parker, Ernő Rubik, Reinhold Messner, and Rafic Hariri. After him are Sepp Maier, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Kardashian, Carlos Alberto Torres, Omar al-Bashir, and Danny Trejo. Among people deceased in 2011, Joe Frazier ranks 12Before him are Osama bin Laden, Peter Falk, Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Sathya Sai Baba, and Wangari Maathai. After him are Sócrates, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Ramiz Alia, Dennis Ritchie, Simon van der Meer, and Ágota Kristóf.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Frazier ranks 334 out of 15,968Before him are Dan Brown (1964), Calvin Coolidge (1872), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), J. P. Morgan (1837), and J. Paul Getty (1892). After him are Martin Sheen (1940), Pete Conrad (1930), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Stevie Wonder (1950), Andrew Johnson (1808), and David Carradine (1936).

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), Joe Louis (1914), George Foreman (1949), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Jake LaMotta (1922), Sonny Liston (1932), Rubin Carter (1937), and Evander Holyfield (1962).