Posted November 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
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In the year after his death, Joe Frazier's legacy is stronger than ever in Philadelphia. There's just something about boxing champions and this city - a 1-2 combo that perseveres through time: - A fundraising venture for a statue near Philadelphia's three sports stadiums is in the works for the former heavyweight title holder. - Preservationists are seeking to save Frazier's former gym, which served as his training site and a neighborhood anchor in north Philadelphia. Frazier sold the building in 2008. - There's a ''Fight Night'' planned at City Hall for a one-time showing of his 1971 ''Fight of the Century'' bout against Muhammad Ali. - His former manager is trying to write a book on Frazier. - And last week, Frazier was put to rest in a newly designed crypt that his children had built for him. Floyd Mayweather Jr. helped pay for the more fitting resting place. Frazier died Nov. 7, 2011 after a brief battle with liver cancer at the age of 67.
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