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Joe Frazier, American Athlete ( January 12, 1944 - November 7, 2011 )

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Ali even told me in the ring, 'You can't beat me - I'm your Lord.' I just told him, 'Lord, you're in the wrong place tonight.'~Joe Frazier


Me You Place

This ultimate fighting stuff is something I don't agree with. Once a man is down, you have to let him have a chance to prove how good he is.~Joe Frazier


Good Man Chance

Preaching don't mean you are a true man. You got to go out and do.~Joe Frazier


Man You Go

I don't think a man has to go around shouting and play-acting to prove he is something. And a real man don't go around putting other guys down, trampling their feelings in the dirt, making out they're nothing.~Joe Frazier


Man Real Man Nothing

Ali would not be Ali unless I had come along. Him and me had three fights.~Joe Frazier


Me Three Him

Trust me. Sometimes God comes down and puts his hand on you if you're too big in your thoughts.~Joe Frazier


Trust God Thoughts

I want to hit him, step away and watch him hurt. I want his heart.~Joe Frazier


Heart Hurt Step

When I go out there, I have no pity on my brother. I'm out there to win.~Joe Frazier


Brother Win Go

Life doesn't run away from nobody. Life runs at people.~Joe Frazier


Life People Nobody

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


Fight People Loved

The way I fight, it's not me beatin' the man. I make the man whip himself.~Joe Frazier


Man Fight Me

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


Dad Boy Hand

Ali always said I would be nothing without him. But what would he have been without me?~Joe Frazier


Me Nothing Said

I know my destiny. I was born into animosity, bigotry and hatred. We had water for white folks, and water for coloured folks. White lines, black lines. I came from Beaufort in South Carolina, and it was tougher than Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.~Joe Frazier


Water Destiny Black

I was never, ever once angry in the ring.~Joe Frazier


Angry Never Ring

Work is the only meanin' I've ever known.~Joe Frazier


Work Known Ever

I've achieved 'the American dream.' I feel it's my duty to help others achieve their vision, too - especially the youth.~Joe Frazier


American Dream Youth

Since I was a boy of five or six, I had it in my mind I would be a world boxing champion.~Joe Frazier


World Mind Champion

Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.~Joe Frazier


Money Book Brain

I don't mind people want to think Muhammad is the greatest fighter around. Everybody wants to make him great because of his mouth, that he was the best. He was good, but that doesn't make him great. I proved that.~Joe Frazier


Best Good Great

This is just another man, another fight, another payday.~Joe Frazier


Man Fight Just

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


Time Men Up

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


Together Gold Me

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


Man Body Stronger

My left eye went when I was young. I was working the speed bag, and some steel went in the eye and scratched it to pieces. I was kinda blind in that eye.~Joe Frazier


Eye Young Speed

I went to see President Nixon at the White House. It wasn't difficult to get a meeting because I was heavyweight champion of the world. So I came to Washington and walked around the garden with Nixon, his wife and daughter. I said: I want you to give Ali his licence back. I want to beat him up for you.~Joe Frazier


Wife Daughter World