|Birthname||Joseph William Frazier|
|born on||12 January 1944 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )|
|Place||Beaufort (Beaufort County), South Carolina, 32n26, 80w40|
|Timezone||EWT h4w (is war time)|
|Astrology data||21°08' 13°26 Asc. 29°14'|
American boxer and businessman. As an athlete, he won the 1964 Olympics Gold Medal in the Heavyweight division in Tokyo, Japan, and the vacant Heavyweight Championship Title of the World in 1970. Frazier gained national acclaim when he displayed his aggressive boxing style against Muhammad Ali in one of the most exciting boxing matches ever staged at Madison Square Garden on 3/08/1971.
He was the son of a South Carolina sharecropper. At 18, he left Beaufort, South Carolina and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While training at the gym to be a boxer, he earned $105 a week at a job in a slaughterhouse. He developed an aggressive boxing style always on the attack, never backing off. He delivered a mystical left hook considered his money punch by the boxing world. He was placed on the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games where he won the Gold Medal.
Back in the U.S. he knocked out Jimmy Ellis in Round 5 to win the vacant Heavyweight Championship Title of the World in 1970. He lost the Heavyweight title to George Foreman on 1/22/1973.
Frazier's 25 year marriage to his wife Florence ended in a divorce. He had three sons from the marriage, Marvis and Joe Jr., and adopted son, Murray Frazier. He encouraged his sons in his sport and Marvis Frazier has made a name for himself in the boxing world. His sons work out at the Frazier Gym owned by their dad and where he trains younger fighters. Frazier has developed a strong father-son relationship with his adult sons and mentors the younger generation of fighters at the gym. He owns a 17-room house in the suburb of Lafayette Hills in Philadelphia and a 365-acre plantation in hometown of Beaufort County, South Carolina.
In 1977, Frazier retired from the boxing ring. He tried an unsuccessful comeback fight in 1981. He owns not only his gym in North Philadelphia but a thriving limousine service. With the money he earned in the ring, Frazier has accumulated an impressive stock portfolio along with investments.
He was diagnosed with liver cancer in October 2011. The disease ended his life on November 7, 2011. His family's announcement said, ""He transitioned from this life as 'One of God's Men,' on the eve of November 7, 2011 at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."
- Work : Prize 1964 (Olympics Heavyweight Champ)
- Work : Prize 1970 (Heavyweight Champ of World)
- Work : Retired 1977 (Retired permanently from boxing)
- Work : Lose social status 1981 (Made an unsuccessful comeback)
Richard Nolle quotes Frazier's daughters, Ronetta and her sister Natasha, who swear that January 17 is wrong and that Frazier was born on January 12. "Smokin' Joe: The autobiography" MacMillan, NY 1996, p.2, also gives January 12, 1944.
(The prior data given by Gauquelin Book of Charts for January 17, 1944, must have been a typo, or perhaps data for a different person. The time of 7:00 AM EWT was given by Gauquelin Book of American Charts. Lockhart quotes Current Biography for 9:30 PM, which also makes the time questionable. Current Biography 1971 gives January 17, 1944; however Who's Who of 1995 gives January 12, 1944.)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
- Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Stocks, Bonds
- Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
- Vocation : Sports : Boxing (Olympian then pro)
- Notable : Awards : Olympics (Olympics Heavyweight Champ)
- Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Heavyweight Champion of World)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book