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...
Via Sportsnaut
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

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

Flashback: 45th Anniversary of Ali vs. Frazier (Video)

45 years ago today, Muhammad Ali and “Smokin” Joe Frazier engaged in what was promoted as the “Fight of The Century.” The scheduled 15-round bout went the distance with Frazier emerging victorious and becoming the first man to defeat Ali and retain the world heavyweight title. In honor of  the “Fight of the Century” enjoy the fight in its entirety.
Via BadCulture
March 08, 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

Statue honoring former heavyweight champ Frazier unveiled

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A statue honoring former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier was unveiled Saturday. The 12-foot, 1,200-pound bronze sculpture, designed by artist Stephen Layne, depicts Frazier throwing a left hook that floored Muhammad Ali in the 15th round of their championship bout on March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden. ''I found my inspiration in a photo of Frazier...
Via Associated Press
September 13, 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

UFC: previewing The Thrilla in Manila

This weekend’s UFC fight card takes place in Manila, which is located in the Philippines.  It’s also home to the third and final fight between Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier, aptly named the “Thrilla in Manilla”.  This weekend’s fight between Frankie Edger and Uriah Faber might not be Ali vs. Frazier III but they are both legends of the UFC and this match-up should be a...
Via isportsweb.com
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 fighters who deserve a break in 2015

Joe Frazier once said that boxing was the only sport where you could get "your brain shook, your money took", and for some fighters that phrase rings truer than it does for most others. Boxing is aesthetically a violent sport, but what goes on outside the ring can often do more damage than that which occurs inside the squared circle. Some fighters spend all their careers trying to...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 21, 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
MORE STORIES >>


Boxing News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Kyrie revolts against the King' quiz

BIG3 Ref Hotline Bling: James White slams the phone down

The 'When George Brett went completely batty' quiz

Finding the possible Achilles' heel for baseball’s best teams

Getaway Day: A pair of aces get lost in the shuffle

Sports & Politics Intersect: Trump casts shadow over U.S. Women's Open

The National League Wild Card is suddenly relevant again

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

BIG3 Week 5: Pivotal make-or-break weekend in Chicago

The 'Let's show a little love for James Jones' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker