Joe Frazier’s Gym Named To National Register Of Historic Places

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Smokin’ Joe Frazier’s North Philadelphia boxing gym has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The gym at North Broad and West Glenwood Avenue also served as a training site for generations of young boxers. Sen. Pat Toomey made the announcement today.

“The National Park Service informed me this morning that it is adding Joe Frazier’s Gym to the National Register of Historic Places,” Toomey said. “The gym embodies the many contributions that Frazier made to the people of Philadelphia as it is where he taught boxing to local youths and encouraged them to lead productive lives.”

Frazier, who died in 2011, will also be honored with a statue at Xfinity Live in South Philly.