This Day in Boxing

Joe Frazier Fights Draw With Jumbo Cummings This Day December 3, 1981

 

Joe Frazier Fights Draw With Jumbo Cummings This Day December 3, 1981

 

  • Joe Frazier 229 lbs
  • Floyd Cummings 223½ lbs
  • MD in round 10 of 10
  • Location: International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Referee: Nate Morgan
  • Judge: Harold Marovitz 47-47
  • Judge: Collins Brown 46-46
  • Judge: Nate Morgan 45-46

 

 

 

Notes

This was Frazier’s first fight in 5½ years. It was also his last fight.

Frazier’s purse was $85,000, and Cummings’ was $10,000.

There was a crowd of about 6,500.

Marvis Frazier served as his father’s chief second.

The Associated Press reported: “Frazier had a role of fat around his middle—he weighed 229 pounds—and he showed his age and the effects of his long absence from the ring.”

 

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