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    You got 3 things going against you: you're good, you're left-handed, and you're black
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: black 
     
    Work is the only meanin' I've ever known. Like the man in the song says, I just gotta keep on keepin' on.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: men  work  song 
     
    Ali kept calling me ugly, but I never thought of myself as being any uglier than him, I have 11 babies, somebody thought I was cute.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: thoughts  cute 
     
    The boxing game has been good, so we need to give back. We have to teach young men how to be men.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: men  young  games 
     
    I don't want nothing comin' at me that I can't stop.
    — Joe Frazier
    I want to hit him, step away and watch him hurt. I want his heart.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: heart  hurt 
     
    Since I was a boy of five or six, I had it in my mind I would be a world boxing champion.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: world  boys  mind 
     
    A sound body keeps a sound mind.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: body  mind 
     
    I wasn't a big guy. People thought the big guys would eat me up. But it was the other way around. I loved to fight bigger guys.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: people  thoughts  fight 
     
    Ali always said I would be nothing without him, but who would he have been without me?
    — Joe Frazier
    I loved fighting... It gave me the opportunity to prove myself, to stand up and say, 'I'm the best. I matter. I am.'
    — Joe Frazier
    Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: brain  book  money 
     
    I hit him with body shots that would have brought down cities.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: body 
     
    There's one thing I don't ever think about: losing ... Instead, I think about how I'm going to win, and how I can do it the quickest way.
    — Joe Frazier
    If I lose, I'll walk away and never feel bad because I did all I could. There was nothing more to do.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: bad 
     
    Courage is how bad you want it.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: bad  courage 
     
    Joe Louis is the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. Rocky Marciano is second only to Louis. Where do I rate Ali? Somewhere below me. I beat him, and if I could beat him, no doubt Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano could have beaten him.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: time  doubt 
     
    If you cheat in the dark of the morning, you'll get found in the bright lights of the night.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: dark  night 
     
    Life doesn't run away from nobody. Life runs at people.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: people 
     
    You can map out a light plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you're down to the reflexes you developed in training. That's where roadwork shows - the training you did in the dark of the mornin' will show when you're under the bright lights.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: action  dark 
     
    Champions aren't made in the ring, they are merely recognized there. What you cheat on in the early light of morning will show up in the ring under the bright lights.
    — Joe Frazier
    I've achieved 'the American dream.' I feel it's my duty to help others achieve their vision, too - especially the youth.
    — Joe Frazier
    When I was a boy, I used to pull a big cross saw with my dad. He'd use his right hand, so I'd have to use my left.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: right  boys 
     
    The way I fight, it's not me beatin' the man. I make the man whip himself.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: men  fight 
     
    Work is the only meanin' I've ever known.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: work 
     
    I grew up in Beaufort, South Carolina, in a six-room farmhouse with a couple of leaning posts to keep it from fallin'. I came up in a time when men were men.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: time  men 
     
    I had my Olympic gold medal cut up into eleven pieces. Gave all eleven of my kids a piece. It'll come together again when they put me down.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: kids 
     
    Fighting George Foreman is like being in the street with an 18-wheeler coming at you.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: fighting 
     
    I had a job to do in the ring, and the businessmen around me had a job to do outside the ring, I did my job by beating up most of the guys they put in front of me and staying in shape, but the people I trusted didn't do their jobs.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: people  job 
     
    I hated Ali. God might not like me talking that way, but its in my heart.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: heart  god 
     
    Joe Frazier's life didn't start with Ali. I was a Golden Gloves champ. Gold medal in Tokyo '64. Heavyweight champion of the world long before I fought Ali in the Garden.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: world  garden 
     
    There are places on a man's head that are as hard as a rock. Your head's actually stronger than your body. And you don't have too many instruments up there workin'.
    — Joe Frazier
    tags: body 
     
    When I go out there, I have no pity on my brother. I am out there to win.
    — Joe Frazier
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    joe frazier
    Birth    : January 12, 1944
    Death  : November 7, 2011
    Occupation  : Professional Boxer

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