Note that items with COAs come with individual COAs, sticker usually on back of item. I do not accept “Best Offer”. Prices are reduced every 30 days until the item sells. Thanks for understanding this policy! New items will be added the first of the month… Prices on existing items will be reduced at the end of each month. Joseph William Frazier (January 12, 1944 November 7, 2011), nicknamed ” Smokin’ Joe “, was an American professional boxer. Who competed from 1965 to 1981. He reigned as the undisputed. Champion from 1970 to 1973, and as an amateur. Won a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics. Frazier was known for his strength, durability, formidable punching power, and relentless pressure fighting. Frazier emerged as the top contender in the late 1960s, defeating opponents that included Jerry Quarry. En route to becoming undisputed heavyweight champion in 1970, and followed up by defeating Muhammad Ali. By unanimous decision in the highly anticipated Fight of the Century. Two years later, Frazier lost his title when he was defeated by George Foreman. He fought on, beating Joe Bugner. Losing a rematch to Ali. And beating Quarry and Ellis again. Frazier’s last world title challenge came in 1975, but he was beaten by Ali in their brutal rubber match. The Thrilla in Manila. He retired in 1976 following a second loss to Foreman. He made a comeback in 1981, fighting just once before retiring. The International Boxing Research Organization rates Frazier among the ten greatest heavyweights of all time. Named him Fighter of the Year. In 1967, 1970 and 1971, while the Boxing Writers Association of America. (BWAA) named him Fighter of the Year. In 1969, 1971 and 1975. In 1999, The Ring magazine ranked him the eighth greatest heavyweight. Ranks him as the 18th greatest heavyweight of all time. He is an inductee of both the International Boxing Hall of Fame. And the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Frazier’s style was often compared to that of Henry Armstrong. And occasionally Rocky Marciano. Dependent on bobbing, weaving and relentless pressure to wear down his opponents. His best known punch was a powerful left hook. Which accounted for most of his knockouts. In his career he lost to only two fighters, both former Olympic and world heavyweight champions: twice to Muhammad Ali, and twice to George Foreman. After retiring, Frazier made cameo appearances in several Hollywood movies, and two episodes of The Simpsons. Became a boxertrained by Frazier himselfbut was unable to match his father’s success. His daughter Jackie Frazier-Lyde. Frazier continued to train fighters in his gym in Philadelphia. His attitude towards Ali in later life was largely characterized by bitterness and contempt, interspersed with brief reconciliations. Frazier was diagnosed with liver cancer. In late September 2011 and admitted to hospice. He died of complications from the disease on November 7, 2011. Muhammad Ali born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. January 17, 1942 is an American. Generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport’s history. A controversial and even polarizing figure during his early career, Ali is today widely regarded not only for the skills he displayed in the ring but for the values he exemplified outside of it: religious freedom, racial justice and the triumph of principle over expedience. He is one of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years, crowned “Sportsman of the Century”. And “Sports Personality of the Century”. Born Cassius Clay, at the age of 22 he won the world heavyweight championship. In 1964 from Sonny Liston. In a stunning upset. Shortly after that bout, Ali joined the Nation of Islam. And changed his name. He subsequently converted to Sunni Islam. In 1975, and later to Sufism. In 1967, three years after winning the heavyweight title, Ali refused to be conscripted into the U. Citing his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War. He was eventually arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges and stripped of his boxing title. He did not fight again for nearly four yearslosing a time of peak performance in an athlete’s career. Ali’s appeal worked its way up to the U. Where in 1971 his conviction was overturned. Ali would go on to become the first and only three-time lineal. Nicknamed “The Greatest”, Ali was involved in several historic boxing. Notable among these were the first Liston fight, three with rival Joe Frazier. Considered among the greatest in boxing history, and one with George Foreman. Where he regained titles he had been stripped of seven years earlier. Ali revolutionized the sport by the sheer power and magnetism of his personality. At a time when most fighters let their managers do the talking, Ali was articulate, witty and loquacious. He easily controlled press conferences and interviews, spoke freely and intelligently about issues unrelated to boxing and wrote rhymes that humorously denigrated his opponents and predicted the round in which they must fall. (born January 10, 1949). Is an American former. Who competed from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997. , he is a two-time world. Outside the sport he is an. After a troubled childhood Foreman took up amateur boxing. And won a gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Having turned professional the next year, he won the world heavyweight title with a second-round knockout. Of then-undefeated Joe Frazier. Two successful title defenses were made before Foreman’s first professional loss to Muhammad Ali. In The Rumble in the Jungle. Unable to secure another title opportunity, Foreman retired after a loss to Jimmy Young. Following what he referred to as a religious epiphany, Foreman became an ordained Christian minister. Ten years later he announced a comeback and, in 1994 at age 45, he regained a portion of the heavyweight championship by knocking out 26-year-old Michael Moorer. To win the unified WBA. Foreman remains the oldest world heavyweight champion in history, and the second oldest in any weight class after Bernard Hopkins. He retired in 1997 at the age of 48, with a final record of 76 wins (68 knockouts) and 5 losses. Foreman has been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame. The International Boxing Research Organization rates Foreman as the eighth greatest heavyweight of all time. In 2002, he was named one of the 25 greatest fighters of the past 80 years by The Ring magazine. The Ring ranked him as the ninth greatest puncher of all time. He was a ringside analyst for HBO. S boxing coverage for twelve years until 2004. Outside boxing, he is a successful entrepreneur and known for his promotion of the George Foreman Grill. Additionally, I slip all autographed photos inside sturdy photo-protective sleeves. In most cases, using Jack Smalling’s baseball address lists and other assorted address lists, I wrote to both active and retired baseball players, sending them letters, requests for signatures, and self-addressed-stamped envelopes. This is how I obtained thousands of autographs. I stand by every item I sell. All the old time autograph dealers know me and the professional authenticators will vouch for my reputation as well. I do this on a part time basis, so sometimes emails take a day. PLEASE NOTE: Most items come with certificates of authenticity from outside companies (JSA and PSA predominantly; they are the best). Sincerely, Joe Binder , Downers Grove, Illinois. The item “Muhammad Ali & Joe Frazier Boxing Champs Autographed 8×10 Photo PSA Letter” is in sale since Saturday, June 1, 2019. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Boxing\Photos”. The seller is “calabinder” and is located in Downers Grove, Illinois. 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- Product: Photo
- Sport: Boxing
- Autograph Authentication: Professional Sports (PSA/DNA)
- Original/Reprint: Original