WBC belt signed by Frazier
Joe Frazier (January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011), nicknamed “Smokin’ Joe”, won a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, and reigned as the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion from 1970 to 1973.
In his career he lost to only two fighters, both former Olympic and World Heavyweight Champions: twice to Muhammad Ali, and twice to George Foreman.
It was actually his three fights against Muhammad Ali that sealed his legend. He handed the legendary Ali his first defeat on March 8, 1971, at what was billed as The Fight of the Century.
The Ring magazine named him “Fighter of the Year” in 1967, 1970 and 1971, while the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) named him “Fighter of the Year” in 1969, 1971 and 1975.
In 1999, The Ring magazine ranked him the eighth greatest heavyweight.
Frazier retired in 1981 with a final record of 32-4-1. He is an inductee of both the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
Sold framed in a presentation as shown on the image(s).
The dimensions are approx. 56×24 inches (143×61 cm).
It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Sportsframe Ltd and a letter written and signed by the WBC Merchandise Director (Europe), stating Frazier signed the belt on his last trip to the United Kingdom in 2011. According to him, Frazier only signed two of this style.
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