Every sport has those memorable moments that define it forever. These 5 moments changed boxing, for better or worse.
The statue should be finished by the end of this month, but it’ll be a while before it’s seen in public.
Champions are made well before the title fight. But anything can happen in the ring. These are 5 of boxing’s greatest world championship matches.
For the first time in its 50 year history, the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame will be inducting a woman.
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.
By Bill Campbell: I frequently find myself talking and writing about weekends to remember. We have just finished a weekend that is best forgotten.
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.