Personally signed by Joe Frazier directly on the special title page.Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1999 Joe Frazier "Smokin' Joe" Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound collector's edition. Includes original collector's note card along with the publisher issued COA that is signed and dated by the author along with a witness and the publisher.
When boxing was bold, bright, and glamorous and the fights were the hottest sporting events of the year, Joe Frazier was king as the Heavyweight Champion of the World. From 1970 to 1973 he reigned. With a career record of 32-4-1 with twenty-seven knockouts and an Olympic gold medal, Frazier leaves little question that he was one of the greatest fighters of all time.
Well-known, loved, and revered as a gentleman and a fierce competitor in the ring, Joe Frazier speaks his mind in Smokin' Joe about growing up poor and fighting in the first $2.5 million bout; about the early days of his friendship with Muhammad Ali and how their relationship changed; and about the often corrupt world of boxing and what really went on inside and outside the ring.
''Frazier has never ceased to work, nor has he lost faith in the American dream, so his autobiography, written with prize-winning boxing journalist Berger, [will be] inspirational to young people.'' --Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Joseph William Frazier (January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011), nicknamed "Smokin' Joe", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1965 to 1981. He reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1970 to 1973, and as an amateur won a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics. Frazier was known for his sheer strength, durability, formidable punching power, and relentless pressure fighting style.
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* Beautiful Illustrations
About The Author
- Easton Press
- Signed Limited Edition w/COA
- Full genuine leather
- 9.5" x 6.25" x 1.25"
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- Lifetime Guarantee of Signature Authenticity. Personally hand signed by the author directly onto the special title page of the book. The autograph is not a facsimile, stamp, or auto-pen. Includes the original COA from the publisher.