The city Art Commission has approved the design for a statue of the legendary boxer who was born in South Carolina but made Philadelphia his home.
Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.
The Philadelphia gym where former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier lived and trained has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.
Sculptor Larry Nowlan, who created the fan-funded Harry Kalas statue at Citizens Bank Park, was selected as the artist.
It’s now called the “Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent.”
Mayor Michael Nutter announced that a statue of world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier will be installed outside the Infinity Live complex, in the stadium area of South Philadelphia.
The North Philadelphia gymnasium in which the late Joe Frazier trained for his fights has been placed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of most endangered historic places.
Funeral services were held for Joe Frazier Monday morning at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, in Mt. Airy.
The public has a chance to pay final respects to Joe Frazier on Friday and Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.
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Many residents passed by Joe Frazier’s old gym on North Broad Street early Tuesday morning and remembered the former World Champion who died Monday night.
Chris talks to Jack Cashill about the death of Joe Frazier, Ray Didinger about the Eagles loss to the Bears, Inquirer Writer Bob Warner and Larry Kane about Election Day in the Delaware Valley, and CBS Evening News Anchor Scott Pelley about a special series on jobs and unemployment.
Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, died Monday night after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67.
Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier is seriously ill with liver cancer.
Mourners, including some celebrities, have paid tribute to the late boxing promoter Butch Lewis at a memorial service in Delaware.