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THE RING tribute to Joe Frazier – Part four

Folloiwing Joe Frazier’s impressive fourth-round stoppage of George Chuvalo at Madison Square Garden in July of 1967 – a victory that vaulted the undefeated (17-0, 15 knockouts) Philadelphia slugger to THE RING’s No. 1-rated heavyweight – fight scribe Daniel Day further examined the brutal TKO of the rugged Canadian contender and surmised that the storied New York City arena (which had entered a promotional deal with Frazier) may have hooked up with the next heavywieght champion, a crowd-pleasing puncher in the mold of Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano.

 

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