Smokin’ Joe Frazier inspires in young people the desire to be the very best they can be. A person’s belief in self is a great asset. Joe Frazier adheres to self-achievement. “Just call me Smoke,” he admonishes. The name is synonymous with credibility, durability, leadership, hard work, dedication, loyalty, honesty, discipline, and sacrifice. Smokin’ Joe Frazier has utilized these skills throughout his life. He is indeed a living legend. This South Carolinian contributed to the world stage by becoming one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century.
He was the first United States heavyweight boxer to win an Olympic Gold Medal. This was at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. He continued to demonstrate excellence in boxing by winning the World Heavy weight Crown. Boxing fans throughout the world recall his most memorable performances including, “The Fight of the Century” and the “Thrilla in Manila.” Smokin’ Joe’s professional boxing statistics are 37-4-1. Thirty-three of his wins are by knockouts.
Smokin’ Joe now uses his talents to help others. He is owner and president of Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Inc. Mr. Frazier manages and trains professional and amateur boxer. He is an authority on boxing and gives live commercials and performs in motion pictures.
Frazier is a great humanitarian. He has been a benefactor for Cap Atlantic Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation, Arms Across Harlem, Police Benevolent Association and Frazier’s Father’s Day Picnic for homeless Children, to name a few. He has received numerous awards and honors for his outstanding athletic and humanitarian achievements. Among his honors are induction into the Boxing Hall of Fame, Olympic Hall of Fame, Rocky Marciano Award and the NAACP Living Legend Award.
Frazier is a staunch supporter of international freedom and justice. Smokin’ Joe presented Nelson Mandela with his World Heavyweight Championship Belt to celebrate his release form prison.
Smokin’ Joe advises young people to invest in themselves with good health techniques, wholesome ideals and meaningful goals.