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Bernard Hopkins makes donation to help complete Joe Frazier statue in Philadelphia

Bernard"The Alien" Hopkins is pleased to announce that he and Golden Boy Promotions have made a significant donation to fund the completion of the previously announced Joe Frazier statue that will stand nine feet tall outside of Xfinity Live in Philadelphia's sports stadium complex (corner of Patterson and 11th Street). Credit: Stephen Layne "Seeing this statue...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernard Hopkins and Golden Boy Donate Funds For Completion Of Joe Frazier Statue

IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins is pleased to announce that he and Golden Boy Promotions have made a significant donation to fund the completion of the previously announced Joe Frazier statue that will stand nine feet tall outside of Xfinity Live in Philadelphia's sports stadium complex (corner of Patterson and 11th Street). Hopkins...
Via Ringnews24
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Paulie Malignaggi is showing his ignorance. He should have learned when Showtime Shawn Porter pummeled Devone the not so great Alexander.

It is starting to become easy to understand why Paulie Malignaggi, is the former holder of 2 divisional championships. He is ignorant.  He makes the same mistake that others do. If he had any brains, he would understand why Showtime Shawn Porter is undefeated. Showtime lived up to his name, when he easily beat Devone Alexander to capture the IBF Welterweight Championship of the...
Via Cleveland Sports 360
23 days ago  |  Discuss

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH ; MARCH 8, 1971

There are certain dates that will stick with you as long as you live. Your birthday, the birthdays of family members, anniversaries, the day that you got your divorce ( s ), etc…Happy and important days that mark milestones in your life. One such date I’ll always remember is March 8, 1971. The ” Battle Of The Century “, it was so aptly named. Two undefeated boxers who each...
Via Streaming Sports Talk
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Marston vs.Gumliiska For Inaugural WBU European Title on March 1st

World Boxing Union President, Mr Don Lewis, today announced that London, England’s Marianne Marston and Sofia, Bulgaria’s Galina Gumliiska, will be the first to compete for the new WBU European Championship crown.Marston versus Gumliiska, for the vacant WBU Female Super Bantamweight European title, will take place at the York Hall in London on Saturday 1st March 2014.Marston...
Via Ringnews24
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

43 Years Ago: Frazier outslugs Quarry in an Epic

    On June 23, 1969 at New York's Madison Square Garden, Joe Frazier met the popular Irish fighter, Jerry Quarry, for the New York State recognized heavyweight title. Back in the day, the New York State Boxing Commission wielded quite a bit of power. Commissioner Edwin Dooley wasted little time stripping Muhammad Ali of his heavyweight title when Ali refused induction into...
Via Ringnews24
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Frazier's ex-manager recalls Mandela's great gift

Joe Frazier was humbled, and had to find the right symbolic gift to present to Nelson Mandela. Smokin' Joe wanted Mandela to know he was a true champion. No autographed picture, no robe, no gloves. Those wouldn't be good enough for this. Frazier, instead, picked the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship belt he was awarded after defeating Muhammad Ali in 1971. ...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  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 AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Frazier statue finds new life

Joe Frazier's statue has found new life on the two-year anniversary of the former heavyweight champion's death. Frazier's statue was set to be erected by spring 2014 at an entertainment complex near Philadelphia's three sports stadiums near the now-demolished Spectrum, an arena where he fought. Plans to place the Frazier tribute in the same complex that is already...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Frazier statue finds new life 2 years after death

Joe Frazier's statue has found new life on the two-year anniversary of the former heavyweight champion's death. Frazier's statue was set to be erected by spring 2014 at an entertainment complex near Philadelphia's three sports stadiums near the now-demolished Spectrum, an arena where he fought. Plans to place the Frazier tribute in the same complex that is already...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

New TIME Magazine covers book includes iconic sports photos & stories, including Ali vs. Frazier & Joe Louis

Today, TIME’s Inside the Red Border: A History of Our World, Told Through the Pages of TIME Magazine will hit bookstores nationwide, offering the editor’s perspective on the most influential, riveting and memorable covers. From heroes to tragedies, TIME has covered it all, and this book provides a historic narrative of those moments featured within the signature red border. That...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

RAY ANDERSON

Back in the early 1970′s northeast Ohio had three world-class light heavyweight contenders campaigning for a world title shot. Ray Anderson of Akron would be the one who was fortunate enough to receive a shot at the brass ring. The other two, John Griffin and Billy Wagner of Cleveland fell short of their title fight dreams but they did wage two memorable wars against each other...
Via Streaming Sports Talk
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Madison Square Garden is given eviction notice by NYC Council

Madison Square Garden home to the Knicks the Rangers the Ice Capades the circus and the “Fight of the Century” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in 1971 received an eviction notice of sorts on Wednesday. The New York City Council notified the arena that it has 10 years to vacate its 45-year-old premises and find a new home the Garden’s fifth since it opened in 1879. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Marianne Marston returns on July 5th undercard for Retzke-Lauren title fight

Marianne Marston, the young woman dubbed ‘Golden Girl’ by the late, great Heavyweight legend Smokin’ Joe Frazier, is set to return to the scene of her sensational debut in April, the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Friday, July 5th, where she will take part in the Dave Murphy, in association with Acourtier Events, promoted ‘Independence Day’ show, which will be headlined...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

ALVIN “BLUE” LEWIS

The late 60’s and early 70’s spawned an array of fistic talent in the heavyweight division. From the great champions Patterson, Liston, Ali, Frazier and Foreman along with Ellis and Terrell to the parade of bonafide contenders. Almost always among the top contenders of the day were the names of Chuvalo, Quarry, Bonevena, Norton, Lyle, Shavers, Bugner, Leotis Martin and Henry...
Via Streaming Sports Talk
May 03, 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

Boxing Daily: Joe Frazier Statue to be Built…Finally!

by Alex Neely In Philadelphia, at the intersection of North Broad St. and Glenwood Ave., a three-story, brick building stands like the tallest headstone in a cemetary, the words “Joe Frazier’s Gym” stenciled in washed-out letters. A former home to “Smokin” Joe and children seeking refuge from gang violence, the gym is now a discount furniture store. A sign on the window...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Artist chosen for Philly statue of boxer Frazier

An artist has been chosen to create a Philadelphia statue in honor of late hometown boxing great Joe Frazier. Mayor Michael Nutter said in a statement Wednesday that Lawrence Nowlan will create the statue to be erected by spring 2014 at an entertainment complex near Philadelphia's three sports stadiums near the now-demolished Spectrum, an arena where Frazier fought. Nutter...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Heavyweight March Madness: The Elite 8

The Heavyweight Madness Tournament continues with the Elite 8 matches.  There were some very compelling match-ups of these all-time greats in this round, after the field was whittled down in the Sweet Sixteen. Here is how things unfolded: 1. Muhammad Ali vs. 9. Joe Frazier Well documented past between these two.  Let’s do it one more time. The fight begins: Not surprisingly...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 25, 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'...
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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 ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Muhammad Ali gloves sell for $380k, entire Dundee collection goes for $1.3 million

Two significant pairs of Muhammad Ali fight-worn gloves - Ali’s (then Cassius Clay) gloves from his February 25, 1964 bout against Sonny Liston and his gloves from his March 8, 1971 bout against Joe Frazier (Ali-Frazier I) – each sold for $385,848 in a SCP Auctions’ November auction which concluded early Saturday.  The sale of these two items sets a world-record price for...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 01, 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

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