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R.I.P. Smokin' Joe Fraizer


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There was an unusually good documentary on him a couple years ago (HBO maybe?) with recent interviews. He was haunted throughout his life by his losses to Ali. It also revealed he was virtually blind in one eye, which is why he bobbed his head constantly to avoid punches he couldn't see coming. If his blindness was known, he would not have been allowed to box... considering he only used one eye, he was much more a warrior. Worth checking out if you can find it.


RIP Joe.

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Yeah, that HBO special was great. In their 3rd fight, Ali wasn't gonna be able to continue one more round. He was essentially saved by Frazier's trainer throwing in the towel first. And Joe wanted to keep going. It was Ali who wouldn't have answered the bell otherwise.
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