Ed Rendell Wants Smokin’ Joe Frazier To Punch You in the Face

A proposed statue of the champion boxer is the former governor's new pet project

Add this to the list of things he’s doing with his free time: Former Governor Ed Rendell has begun fundraising to erect a monument honoring Smokin’ Joe Frazier. While plans are in the early stages, it’s possible the statue could go up near the stadiums as part of the Philly Live! project. The idea is to have the statue portray Frazier throwing his powerful left hook so fans can pretend to be fighting the former champ. Translation: Instead of running up the Art Museum steps to raise your arms for your Facebook profile pic, you’ll soon be able to head to South Philly and get punched in the face. [Metro]