Joe Frazier Height ~ How Tall was He Really?

"Champions aren't made in the ring, they are merely recognized there. What you cheat on in the early light of morning will show up in the ring under the bright lights."

-- Joe Frazier

One of the greats of the boxing world, Joe Frazier is known for many things like his punching power or his relentless pressure boxing style, but probably the best thing he is known for is being the first boxer to beat Muhammad Ali - in their famous match of 1971 in the Madison Square Garden of the New York City.

BoxRec lists Mr. Frazier at 5'11.5" - which is half an inch more than what Mr. Frazier himself claimed to be. Upon looking him up, it seems that he was at least 4 inches shorter than Mr. Ali, which puts him around 5'10.5" to 5'11". His fight weight was around 210 lb (95 kg) and he had a reach of 73 inches (185 cm). Interestingly, his biceps and chest size are also known - around 15.5 and 44 inches respectively.

The height of Joe Frazier was 

5'10.5" or 179 cm

Joe Frazier height comparison with Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali
Joe Frazier with Mike Tyson (5'10") and Muhammad Ali (6'2.5")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'10.75"
Vietnam 5'4.5" 4'11"
India 5'5.5" 5"
Mexico 5'6.5" 5'1.5"
China 5'6.5" 5'1.5"
Japan 5'7.5" 5'2.5"
South Korea 5'8" 5'3"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3.5"
Spain 5'9" 5'4"
France 5'9.25" 5'4"
United States 5'9.25" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9.5" 5'4"
Canada 5'10" 5'4.5"
Australia 5'10" 5'4.5"
Germany 5'10.5" 5'4.5"
Sweden 5'11" 5'6"
Netherlands 5'11.5" 5'6.5"
Dinka people of South Sudan 6" 5'7"

Data collected more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. All heights are supposed to belong to relatively young people of the urban areas, so they may come out slightly over the real average height. Expect a slight discrepancy from real life.