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There should be a statue at the top of the Philadelphia steps of the great Joe Frazier, the real heavyweight champion of the world, not some actor.
There's a great passage about Joe Frazier's taunting Ali in private about his pseudo-wife at the time Veronica Porsche when they fought "The Thrilla in Manila."
I recommend this book to anyone interested in Joe Frazier and anyone interested in a legend of the ring, in one of the greatest fighters ever to lace `em up.
I sure learned a lot about both Joe Frazier AND Muhammad Ali in this book. My respect for Frazier grew, but my respect for Ali diminished when I learned what a toll all of Ali's... Read morePublished 10 months ago by B. Miller
This is a great book for boxing fans who want to know about Smoking Joe Frazier. He was one of a kind and no one has come since with his warrior heart and all out agression. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Conrad McIntire Jr
I bought "Smokin' Joe" for something different in human experience to read about - how many of us climb into a boxing ring and get beat up for multiple rounds? Read morePublished on January 6, 2012 by Wiser Now
this book was the truth and while i'm a both of Both Frazier and Ali i understood where Frazier felt and where he was coming from. Read morePublished on November 9, 2011 by mistermaxxx08
Entertaining and informative biography of the great former heavyweight champion. Joe doesn't pull any punches here, and his anger and disdain for Muhammad Ali is straight forward... Read morePublished on November 15, 2010 by D. Stover
Joe Frazier was a demon in the ring. His style would have been scary to behold, relentless, pressing and with a killer left hook. Read morePublished on December 19, 2008 by Peter
SMOKIN' JOE is a surprisingly good examination of one of the greatest fighters of all time - Joe Frazier. Read morePublished on May 8, 2008 by M. G Watson
I admit that this book is hardly good literature. Yet I enjoyed reading it again and again.
Though I followed boxing at one time, I am really not a big fight fan. Read more
Smokin' Joe The Man & The Legend
I always thought of Joe Frazier as a machine. Put him in the ring and he's a tank with one purpose. That left hook. Read more