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- Publisher: Blackstone Audio (3 April 2014)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JGDMCXA
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
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Smokin’ Joe: The Autobiography of a Heavyweight Champion of the World, Smokin’ Joe Frazier Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
But after reading joes book he's swayed me on to his side
Nice humble genuine guy he was that's my thoughts anyway.
I would have loved to have been a teenager in the 1970s to be out partying to the tunes of James Brown and to have been around to witness the greatest era in of heavyweight boxing in history.
For my money, the 1980s has one and d at a push two, great heavyweights in Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes but the 1970s boasted three of the greatest of all time.
Thanks to the Rumble in the Jungle, most people have heard of Ali and Foreman, not least because Foreman would famously win the title again at 45! But it’s easy for non-fight fans to forget about the man who shared their pedestal – Joe Frazier.
To this day, Philadelphia has a statute dedicated to the fictional Rocky Balboa, while the man who inspired the film icon remains a footnote in history.
Plans are afoot to put this right, but this tale, now almost two decades old relates the life of one Smokin’ Joe Frazier.
I only discovered who Frazier was in the 1990s and I immediately thrilled at his fighting style. Due to his size and stature Joe has to be one of the bravest boxers of all time as his technique necessitated him taking shots in order to wear down his opponents and fire off his own blows to the body.
Only recently after reading the tale of Tyson, which is a gruelling but rewarding read, I sought a less intense story and found it in this book.
What really comes across is how family is at the centre of the Frazier family’s world. I say Frazier family because it’s clear from the outset the reason Frazier appears so grounded, moral and well, just a lovely bloke is down to his upbringing at the hands of Dolly and Ruben.Read more ›
You do get a real feel of what this man went through and how deep it cut him, he is genuinely a product of his environment
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent n in true smokin joe style delivered with brutal bluntness a must for any fan of the 70s heavyweights n any casual fan of boxing. Scamboogahs stay away haha.Published 19 months ago by ac1
Bit knocked about but contents fine which is all i am interested in.Published 19 months ago by michael james garner
Superb read for any boxing fan & Christian follower. A man who followed his dream in the name of "GOD" & lived his life to extraordinary lengths.Published on 19 Mar. 2015 by PEWACK1