Joe Frazier did not back down from anyone. He would not have backed down even from King Kong. When I fought him, I knocked him down six times, and he was still coming after me. That's the way he was.
He was the hardest-working man in boxing, and he was also the most misunderstood. For years, people looked at Muhammad Ali as a hero, a revolutionary so if you were trying to beat Ali in the ring, you were trying to crush the revolution. That's the idea people had of Frazier. But Frazier didn't even know a revolution existed. He was just happy to put food on the table for his family, to get them a Cadillac.
Muhammad Ali is a great man because of what he had to say. Joe Frazier was a great man because of what he did. He fought. He fought.
Foreman is a two-time world heavyweight boxing champion