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JOE'S LIFE TIMELINE

1944

Birth

1961

Joe's potential was noticed by Yancey 'Yank' Durham while learning to box at the Police Athletic League in Philadelphia.

1962

Joe's potential was noticed by Yancey 'Yank' Durham while learning to box at the Police Athletic League in Philadelphia.

1964

Three years, later at 20 years old, Joe won USA gold at the Olympics with a broken left thumb in Tokyo, Japan.

1971

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1980

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1981

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1982

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1983

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1984

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1985

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1986

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1987

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1988

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1989

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1990

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1991

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1992

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1993

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1994

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

1995

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

2011

Joe kept his title as the Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion by beating Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century battle.

2015

Many years later Joe was honored with a 9-foot statue in front of Xfinity Live! at the Philly Sports Complex.

2021

This amazing mural was dedicated to Joe and is recognized as the Heart of a Champion Mural.

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