Joe Frazier’s Gym

Joe Frazier’s Gym

Smokin’ Joe Frazier was one of the greatest boxers of all time. In 1968, Frazier converted a North Philadelphia lumber warehouse into the Cloverlay Gym.

He trained here for the duration of his legendary career, living in a modest apartment above the gym after amassing one of boxing’s most celebrated career records of 32-4-1.

His 1971 victory over Muhammad Ali in the “Fight of the Century” is still considered one of the sport’s most epic bouts.

Designation as a Philadelphia landmark protects the gym from negative alterations and demolition, and National Register of Historic Places listing makes available federal historic tax credits on qualified rehabilitation costs.

For more information contact:

  • Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
  • 1608 Walnut Street, Suite 1702
  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Phone: (215) 546-1146