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OLYMPIAN

HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

ENTERTAINER

COMMUNITY LEADER

MAN

BREIF TIMELINE

1961

Joe's boxing potential was noticed by Yancey 'Yank' Durham 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.

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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