Black History Month Spotlight: ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier (Video)

Joe Frazier knocks out Jimmy Ellis, February 16, 1970.

On this day 40 years ago, Joe Frazier, also known as Smokin’ Joe, became the boxing world heavyweight champion.  At age 26, Frazier managed to knock out Jimmy Ellis in the fifth round to gain the heavyweight belt.  Check out the footage:

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