Smokin' Joe: The Autobiography of a Heavyweight Champion of the World, Smokin' Joe Frazier

Smokin Joe The Autobiography of a Heavyweight Champion of the World Smokin Joe Frazier When boxing was bold bright and glamorous and the fights were the hottest sporting events of the year Joe Frazier was king as the Heavyweight Champion of the World From to he reigned and

  • Title: Smokin' Joe: The Autobiography of a Heavyweight Champion of the World, Smokin' Joe Frazier
  • Author: Joe Frazier Phil Berger
  • ISBN: 9780028608471
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When boxing was bold, bright and glamorous and the fights were the hottest sporting events of the year, Joe Frazier was king as the Heavyweight Champion of the World From 1970 to 1973 he reigned, and with his career record of 32 4 1 with 27 knockouts and an Olympic gold medal, Frazier leaves little question that he is one of the greatest fighters of all time.Well known, lWhen boxing was bold, bright and glamorous and the fights were the hottest sporting events of the year, Joe Frazier was king as the Heavyweight Champion of the World From 1970 to 1973 he reigned, and with his career record of 32 4 1 with 27 knockouts and an Olympic gold medal, Frazier leaves little question that he is one of the greatest fighters of all time.Well known, loved and revered as a gentleman and a fierce competitor in the ring, Joe Frazier at last speaks his mind in Smokin Joe about growing up poor to fighting in the first 2.5 million bout about the early days of his friendship with Muhammad Ali and how their relationship changed and about the often corrupt world of boxing and what really went on inside and outside the ring Packed with stories that no one outside his family knows such as the reason he was not drafted for Vietnam, his role in Ali s reinstatement, his biggest fear , Smokin Joe will finally answer all the questions his fans have been wondering about his thoughts on George Foreman, Don King and Mike Tyson among others , his training regimen and fight strategies, and much, much thereby telling the tale of what it takes to be a champion and a legend His good hearted nature and uncanny ability to make you laugh come through as he weaves this story in his colorful style that is personable, funny and a real delight.The perfect gift for Father s Day, and published to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Fight of the Century , Smokin Joe will entertain and enthrall readers with the account of one of America s strongest treasures.

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    1 thought on “Smokin' Joe: The Autobiography of a Heavyweight Champion of the World, Smokin' Joe Frazier”

    1. It was an interesting book but Joe comes across as a mean-spirited man who cannot accept that, great a boxer as he undoubtedly was, he is really famous for being the man who fought Muhammad Ali and his inability to come out of Ali's shadow has turned him into a bitter human being. This distracts greatly from the book.

    2. Joe Frazier was one of the baddest men to ever step foot into a boxing ring and Smokin' Joe is his story in his own words.Frazier didn't come from much outside of a good family and made himself into one of the toughest heavyweight champions of all time. His rivalry with Ali will likely forever stand as the greatest in boxing, perhaps in sports. Considering the continued slow decline of boxing, the former will likely remain true.Frazier is certainly resentful of Ali here, refusing to call him any [...]

    3. Brilliant!A would recommend this to any fan of sport, not just boxing. The life story of a great boxer and man.

    4. This might be one of the more iconoclastic books you’ll ever read, for who is more revered and mythologized in modern society than Frazier’s longtime foe Muhammad Ali? More on that later, but first, a few words about Smokin’ Joe himself:The youngest of ten children, Joe was a country boy from South Carolina. His father was his hero and the two shared many adventures. Young Joe even helped his daddy make and deliver moonshine. His mother raised him on a nourishing diet of fish, cornbread, a [...]

    5. another brilliant autobiography and some really interesting bits about boxing and training which were great to read and learn from . disappointing thing was the hatred he had towards Ali. but i could see his point at times also. Ali had scapegoated him at times but who had he not done that to. im not really sure how much of a big deal it was for Frazier and if it actually warranted that hatred and the loss in the thrilla in manila seemed like he was making excuses about the eye which was practic [...]

    6. I dont think you can blame Frazier for being bitter about the way Ali spoke about Frazier in the media in the build up to the fights. Turning some people of his own race against him whom where blinded by Ali's labelling of Joe as an Uncle Tom isnt something Id be happy about. It may of been just to hype up a fight but it clearly wasnt to Joes liking and Ali should have apologised to Joe and not Marvin Frazier. It may have helped to make Frazier less bitter about the situation. I enjoyed the book [...]

    7. This is an autobiographical puff piece on Joe Frazier and that is quite understandable when you come to understand the man somewhat. Here was a man who was probably close to being as good as his nemesis Ali but will always be remembered more as just a competent boxer and foil to "The Greatest" Muhammad Ali. In history Ali will always be Affirmed to Joe's Alydar, The Harlem Globetrotters to Joe's Washington Generals. So, you can understand why there was bitterness and why Frazier would want to sl [...]

    8. Good book from one of my favourite fighters. It is good to hear his side of the Ali myth. For those not in the know, Ali tormented Frazier for years for being black and ugly, called him a gorilla and an Uncle Tom. This was ludicrous, of course, because Frazier grew up picking cotton in what could only be described as abject poverty. His story as a fighter is largely one of escaping that poverty. Good read.

    9. helluva fighter but consumed with bitterness and anger toward ali, or "clay" as he insists on calling him. he uses the final chapter/wrap up to gloat over ali's physical ailments and declares that he will be delighted when ali dies. kinda sad to see one of the greatest frozen in time over long ago slights

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