How many times was Joe Frazier knocked down?

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  1. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It is in Smokin' Joe: The autobiography of a Heavyweight champion of the World, Smokin' Joe Frazier.
     
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  2. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Joe Frazier - I'd learned early on not to take any fighter for granted. In my second bout as a pro, a supposed nonentity, Mike Bruce, had put me on my ass. Bonavena had abused me when i'd gotten sloppy. Machen shook me up when i figured i had the scambooga ready to fall over and play dead.
     
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  3. FastHands(beeb)

    FastHands(beeb) Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Gotta love Joe, no bullsh*t, just honestly said it as he saw it...

     
  4. JohnThomas1

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    Very true.
     
  5. swagdelfadeel

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    Thank you. Very interesting read.
     
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  6. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    No. I more or less a Joe Frazier nuthugger. It sounded plausible.
     
  7. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    He fought the guy that beat those guys. Had he faced the loser of those contests he would've been accused of ducking the better fighter..Jerry Quarry. Jerry could punch.
     
  8. jowcol

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    Prime Joe would have beaten Lyle, Shavers, and *cough cough* Mac with little or no trouble.
    Ron: enough of the 'brain dead' Foreman bout...at the end I thought Lyle was DEAD!
    Earnie: He came to fight; no real jab to frustrate the bobbing and weaving Joe. Unless some 'bomb' from nowhere lands, Earnie will be 'toast' at some point.
    Mac: come on! When he stepped up to major 'comp' he couldn't cut it.
    IMO, outside of Foreman, a 70-75 prime Joe would have destroyed virtually anyone you put in front of him!
    My $0.02
     
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