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On this day, January 12, 1944: world heavyweight champion Joe ‘Smokin' Joe' Frazier was born.

In 1944 former world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, best remembered for fighting Muhammad Ali in 1971's 'Fight of the Century' and 1975's 'Thrilla in Manila', was born.
ON THIS DAY 1944: Former world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, best remembered for fighting Muhammad Ali in 1971's 'Fight of the Century' and 1975's 'Thrilla in Manila', [...]

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