Found September 12, 2012 on Philly Sports Live:
PLAYERS: Joe Frazier
Philadelphia, PA – A statue on honour of the late  boxer Joe Frazier, which will be erected at Xfinity Live in 2013.  It will be in the cemter South Philadelphia’s sports complex. It will viewed by the millions of fans the complex attracts each year.  The announcement came Wednesday afternoon from Mayor Michael Nutter and Joe Frazier’s family.  Frazier passed away less than a year ago. He was diagnosed with liver cancer in late September 2011. Within a few weeks, the cancer had metastasized. By November 2011, he was under hospice care, where he died on November 7. Before he went pro he won the USA’s only Olympic boxing gold medal in the 1964 games. A year later he went pro and defeated Woody Goss by a technical knockout in the first round. He won three more fights that year, all by knockout, none going past the third round. Frazier was best known for his battles in the ring with Muhammad Ali. They fought smash hit fights known as the Fight of the Century and Thrilla In Manila. His ...

Philly mayor kicks off campaign for Frazier statue

The late boxing great Joe Frazier may get a statue in his hometown of Philadelphia. Mayor Michael Nutter joined members of Frazier's family on Wednesday to announce a fundraising campaign for the sculpture. Nutter says the goal is to raise $150,000, which will pay for the memorial and a maintenance fund. ''Smokin' Joe'' was a former heavyweight champion...

Philly mayor calls for Frazier statue

Move over, Rocky. Make way for Smokin' Joe. The mayor of Philadelphia kicked off a campaign Wednesday to raise money for a statue of hometown boxing great Joe Frazier, a tribute he called ''long overdue.'' Joined by members of Frazier's family, Mayor Michael Nutter praised the onetime heavyweight champion as a fearless, determined fighter and ''a...
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