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Joe Frazier

Jacqui Frazier-Lyde and her father "Smokin'" Joe Frazier. (Photo provided by Frazier-Lyde)

Joe Frazier’s Daughter Jacqui To Be First Woman Inducted Into Pa. Boxing Hall Of Fame

For the first time in its 50 year history, the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame will be inducting a woman.

05/01/2014

(A photo montage showing what the Joe Frazier statue will look like outside Xfinity Live in South Philadelphia.  Image provided)

By Unanimous Decision, Art Commission Approves Joe Frazier Statue

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.

12/04/2013

Ken Norton (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Final Bell Sounds For Famed Boxer Ken Norton

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.

09/19/2013

Joe Frazier Portrait Session

Joe Frazier’s Gym 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.

04/30/2013

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Plans Move Forward For Joe Frazier Statue In South Philadelphia

Sculptor Larry Nowlan, who created the fan-funded Harry Kalas statue at Citizens Bank Park, was selected as the artist.

04/24/2013

(The Philadelphia History Museum is located at 15 South Seventh Street, in center city.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Museum of Philadelphia History To Reopen After 3-Year Makeover

It’s now called the “Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent.”

09/18/2012

(Mayor Nutter, standing with Joe Frazier's daughter and two sons, announces the start of fundraising for a statue in honor of the heavyweight champ.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Move Over, Rocky — Smokin’ Joe To Get His Own Philadelphia Statue

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.

09/12/2012

(File photo.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

Groups Seek Protection For Joe Frazier’s North Philly Training Gym

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.

06/06/2012

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Funeral Services Held For Former-Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier

Funeral services were held for Joe Frazier Monday morning at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, in Mt. Airy.

11/14/2011

(A pair of boxing gloves sits alongside the casket of Joe Frazier at the Wells Fargo Center.  Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

Public Viewing For Joe Frazier At Wells Fargo Center

The public has a chance to pay final respects to Joe Frazier on Friday and Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.

11/11/2011

A Weekend Best Forgotten

By Bill Campbell: I frequently find myself talking and writing about weekends to remember. We have just finished a weekend that is best forgotten.

11/09/2011

(Fans passed by the old Joe Frazier gym, now a furniture store and paid their respects to the late former champ. Credit: Jim Melwert)

Fans Remember ‘The Champ’ Outside Of Old Joe Frazier Gym

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.

11/08/2011

Stigall Show Log 11.8.11

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–11/08/2011

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Boxing Great Joe Frazier Dies After Cancer Fight

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.

11/07/2011

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Former Heavyweight Champ Joe Frazier Enters Hospice Care In Philadelphia

Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier is seriously ill with liver cancer.

11/05/2011

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