Unpublished Photos Of Boxer Joe Frazier From ‘Life’

Boxer Joe Frazier, who infamously beat Muhammad Ali in the 1971 “Fight of the Century,” died Monday at 67.

In addition to photographing that legendary fight, 24-year-old John Shearer spent the months before it photographing both contenders for Life magazine. A handful of those photos were published, but most remained completely unseen until recently.

Our news blog has more info on Frazier’s death; and there’s a full gallery of Shearer’s unseen boxing photos over at Life. Here are just a few shots of Frazier in the months leading up to his big fight — and one immediately after.

Via: http://www.npr.org

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