Name: Joe Frazier
Sport: Boxing
Weight Class: Heavyweight
DOB: 1/12/1944
Birthplace: Beaufort, S.C.
Hometown: Beaufort, S.C.
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (1964); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Tokyo 1964, gold (heavyweight)
Personal: Son of Rubin and Dolly Frazier, who were sharecroppers...Youngest of 12 children......Quit school at 13 and was on his own at age 15...Found work at a slaughterhouse in Philadelphia and would punch sides of beef, which inspired scenes in the film “Rocky”...His boxing skills caught the eye of trainer Yank Durham, who coached him...Purchased a 368-acre farm not far from where he grew up with his earnings from the Fight of the Century against Muhammad Ali...After retiring from boxing, he managed the career of his oldest son, Marvis, who became a heavyweight boxer...Father to 11 children.