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Review — “Bouts Of Mania: Ali, Frazier, Foreman, And An America On The Ropes”

It seems an eternity since the heavyweight division was relevant. As a teenager in the 1990s, I watched awestruck as Evander Holyfield, Riddick Bowe, Lennox Lewis and a couple of others temporarily loaned each other the title. Back then being the heavyweight champion of the world made you famous, and it was big business. There was a time before that though, when heavyweight boxing...
Via The Queensbury Rules
8 days ago  |  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 ( ) 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 AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Frazier's gym in Philly gets historic status

The Philadelphia gym where former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier lived and trained has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Preservation officials say they were notified Tuesday of the designation by the National Park Service. They say it will help protect the building and commemorate Frazier's legacy. Frazier converted the three-story north Philadelphia building...
Via AP on Fox
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

A win for Carmouche over Rousey is a positive for the UFC

Yes, you read that right. Let me repeat myself. A win for Liz Carmouche tonight over Ronda Rousey is a positive for the UFC. I'm here to tell you why.  Did people still tune in to see Fedor after he lost? What about Georges St Pierre after he got ko'ed by Matt Serra, Tyson after Douglas, Ali after got beat by Joe Frazier. The list goes on. Rousey is a star. You don'...
Via hov-mma
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Frazier’s son Derek featured on MTV’s Made on Saturday

Derek Frazier, the youngest son of Hall of Fame boxer Smokin' Joe Frazier, has always held an extreme admiration for his late father and long sought out a way to honor his legacy in a way that would make him proud. MTV has provided the platform for the 21-year-old Frazier to do just that, and a worldwide audience will be witness when the reality series Made returns this...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 03, 2013  |  1 Comment

WFAN's Tony Paige thought it hilarious that Joe Frazier almost drowned during 'Superstars'

Joe Frazier competed in a swimming event during the inaugural Superstars on ABC. Asked if he only made it halfway, Joe said, "I can't swim." Few weeks ago, WFAN's Tony Paige was reminiscing about the... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
Via Bob's Blitz
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Frazier's bond with Philadelphia tighter in death

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Remembering Joe Frazier Next CS360 Show with Les Wolff & Amy Williams

Joe Frazier Amy Williams Les Wolff Monday night at 6:00pm we will be remembering the life of one of boxing’s greatest Champions, “Smokin Joe Frazier” with special guests Les Wolff and Amy Williams only on the Cleveland Sports 360 Show. For those who don’t know, Les Wolff has served as Joe Frazier’s business and personal manager and closest confidant for the last 7 years...
Via Cleveland Sports 360
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Former heavyweight champ Frazier remembered in SC

Joe Frazier's family and friends are saying goodbye to the former heavyweight champion at two memorial services near his hometown in South Carolina. Frazier is being remembered first with a service Wednesday morning at Bethesda Christian Fellowship Temple on St. Helena Island. A public memorial service will follow at noon in a waterfront park in Beaufort, in the county where...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Joe Frazier Never Stopped Battling in a Life Defined By No-Win Situations

You know those kinds of cancer people can eventually get better from, given the right treatment, and live in relative comfort for many years? Liver cancer is not one of those types. That Joe Frazier, the great boxing heavyweight, succumbed to one of the most unforgiving illnesses issadly, morbidly fitting, because Smokin' Joe's life was a series of no-win situations from...
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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