Prizefighting: Laying It On

Philadelphia's Joe Frazier, 24, will never float like a butterfly or sting like a bee. He does not even practice poetastry or Islam. Though he is no Muhammad Ali, Joltin' Joe is still the second-best heavyweight in the world, and there is excitement in his artless approach to his trade. Utterly lacking in fistic science, Frazier is a slugger in the savage style of Rocky Marciano. "I punch and get punched," says Joe. "He lays it on me, and I lay it on him. That's what fightin' is all about."

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