JOE FRAZIER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Eight biggest goats from NFL Championship weekend

Super Bowl LI is set. The Atlanta Falcons will take on the New England Patriots. Over the next two weeks, plenty of attention will go to those two teams. But two others played on NFL Championship weekend.They get our attention here.What went wrong for the Green Bay Packers? Who failed to step up, leading to the embarrassing 44-21 final?Which Pittsburgh Steelers are most responsible...
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Fox Philly brought Joe Frazier back from the dead after five years

Zombie shows all the rage in popular culture these days. That’s the only possible explanation for the absurd mistake Fox Philly made this week. On their morning newscast, the station wished Joe Frazier a Happy Birthday. The boxing legend would have been 73 years old. While the sentiment was nice, somehow the station did not realize or remember that Frazier passed away in 2011...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX Philly Wishes Joe Frazier a Happy Birthday, Forgets He’s Been Dead for Five Years

Joe Frazier passed away in the tail end of 2011 at the age of 67. Since then, there was the long road to a statue – which also included the death of the original sculptor – and an effort to get his old gym on the National Register of Historic Places. Today would have been Smokin’ Joe’s 73rd birthday. Or, as Fox29 put it, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE HAVE A GOOD ONE! They also...
Via Crossing Broad
13 days ago

Spike TV to air documentary about Ali-Frazier ‘Fight of the Century'

There’s no question we’re living in a sort of golden age for sports documentaries, with ESPN producing incredible films every year and HBO and others (Showtime, PBS, Netflix) stepping up their game as well. On Friday, Spike TV will get in on the action, airing a star-studded hourlong documentary on the 1971 fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, a bout commonly referred...
Via Awful Announcing
September 08, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Greatest knockouts of boxing great Muhammad Ali's career

Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer of all time, died Friday at age 74. His boxing career was full of historic fights that provided sports fans of all ages with incredible excitement. Ali also took on the best competition, including Larry Holmes, Leon Spinks, Joe Frazier, Sonny Liston and more. Check out the 10 greatest knockouts from his legendary career in the video below.
Via NESN.com
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

INSIDE THE PLAYOFF: Spartans inspired by Ali-Frazier fight

Michigan State's offensive line expects a fight when it plays Alabama's talented defensive line on Thursday night in the Cotton Bowl. So why not prepare by watching one of the greatest fights of all time? Michigan State offensive line coach Mark Staten had his unit watch and score the 1971 Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier heavyweight title match dubbed the Fight of the Century. Left...
Via Associated Press
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Frazier statue to be unveiled in Philadelphia on Sept 12th

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia is set to unveil a new 12-foot bronze statue commemorating Joe Frazier, one of the most iconic Philadelphia athletes in history, during a free, open-to-the-public ceremony at XFINITY Live! on Saturday, September 12 at 1 p.m. XFINITY Live! and Joe Hand Promotions were the lead contributors for this memorial. Statue artist Stephen Layne recreated Frazier...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

“Must Have Been A Helluva Fight, ‘Cause I’m Sure Tired”

Sports Illustrated asked me to cover the post fight activities – how the winner would spend the evening – which I expected would involve following Muhammad Ali around on a hectic evening of celebration. George Plimpton had expected a party. Sports Illustrated had asked him to cover Muhammad Ali’s celebrations after his March 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in Madison Square...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Starting Lineups: Joe Frazier’s Statue Is Finally Approved, 20 Years Too Late

The biggest travesty in Philadelphia sports/culture history is finally, mercifully about to come to an end. Joe Frazier, one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, the man who defeated an in-his-prime Muhammad Ali, the man who stood toe to toe with “The Greatest” for three epic fights, will get his knockdown of Ali […]The post Starting Lineups: Joe Frazier’s Statue...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Philly Art Commission OKs Frazier statue design

Joe Frazier has won another decision more than two years after his death: The Philadelphia Art Commission has unanimously approved a design for a statue honoring the former heavyweight boxing champ. KYW-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1bgNYbU ) reports the sculpture will depict Frazier landing a left hook that knocked down Muhammad Ali during their 1971 title fight at Madison Square Garden...
Via Associated Press
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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