Joe Frazier Decoded: The People’s Champion Remembered

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The People’s Champ

Turning pro in ’65, Frazier went on to have an illustrious career that included 32 wins, 27 by knockout. His undefeated win streak early on earned him a shot at the vacant NYSAC heavyweight title in 1968, which he won in a bout with Mathis. In 1970, he added the WBC & WBA World Heavyweight titles to his list of accomplishments. The following year he defended his title against the also undefeated Muhammad Ali and came out victorious in their first matchup, billed “The Fight of the Century.” The two would fight twice more (74 and 75) with Ali winning both rematches.  Frazier would end his career with a professional record of  32-4-1, earning him a spot in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

The People’s Champ

Turning pro in ’65, Frazier went on to have an illustrious career that…

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