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Smokin' Joe: The Autobiography of a Heavyweight Champion of the World, Smokin' Joe Frazier by [Frazier, Joe, Berger, Phil]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8430 KB
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio (3 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JGDMCXA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #258,968 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a really enjoyable read. Joe Frazier comes across as a really nice guy and its a pleasure to read his reminiscences of his life. One of the nicest books I have read in years. I enjoyed it so much that I got my dad a copy for his birthday
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Good read I always preferred Ali to all the other boxers of this generation
But after reading joes book he's swayed me on to his side
Nice humble genuine guy he was that's my thoughts anyway.
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It’s not often you hear people say they wish they were older than they are but I’ve always felt I was born two decades too late.
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.
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I had been trying to obtain this book since the death of Joe Frazier but found it difficult to get hold of. But when I did eventually get it, it was well worth the wait. A no holds barred straight from the heart read that was almost on a par with his fights. Thanks Joe and god bless.
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A rags to riches story that proves with hard work and a will to succeed you can reach you dream. A man who not only fought hard in the ring but fought an adversary who tried to demean him at all times. Someone he could never forgive despite being a God fearing man. An excellent read for boxing fans who think they know who was the greatest. To be great you have to do it in and out of the ring, Joe Frazier managed that.
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What an unbelievable upbringing . And tells the truth about the other side of Mohammed Ali. Fabulous read could not put in down.
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very good autobiography if you are a boxing fan it is well worth the read he is a boxing legend
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It's a good tale, well written and you can really hear Joe's voice coming through. I didn't like his constant belittling of Ali, but then again, I'm a big Ali fan, and nobody likes to hear their heroes being criticised..

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
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