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Forget Rocky: Biographer Mark Kram Jr. on Philly’s Real Boxing Hero, Smokin’ Joe Frazier

The Rundown Age: 62 CV, abridged: Senior writer, Philadelphia Daily News (1987-2013); panelist, Comcast SportsNet’s Daily News Live (1999-2012); winner, PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports […]

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Dear Philly: Stop Patting Yourself On the Back for the Octavius Catto Statue

In case you missed it, the Octavius Catto statue was finally unveiled at City Hall on Tuesday. There were lots of Very Important People. There […]

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Fox 29 Wishes the Late Joe Frazier a Happy Birthday, Touts City Hall Appearance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u56JzDOE_FY Early this morning on Good Day Philadelphia, the hosts wished Joe Frazier a happy birthday. “Philadelphia boxing legend Joe Frazier celebrating his birthday today,” […]

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Joe Frazier Statue to Be Unveiled Next Month at Xfinity Live

  Philly artist Stephen Layne’s 12-foot-tall, 1,800-pound Joe Frazier statue has been bronzed and is finally ready to be erected in its permanent home at […]

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Joe Frazier Granddaughter Indicted on Bank Fraud, Identity Theft Charges

Just over three years after the death of Philadelphia boxing great Joe Frazier, his 30-year-old granddaughter could be in a heap of trouble with the feds. […]

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9-Foot Joe Frazier Statue Being Erected at Xfinity Live

Philly artist Stephen Layne is applying the finishing touches to a 9-foot-tall, 1,800-pound sculpture of Joe Frazier that will stand in South Philly at Xfinity Live. […]

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Joe Frazier Statue Soon to Be Bronzed

Newsworks reports that the finishing touches are being put on a new statue of former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier.  Sculptor Stephen Layne will soon […]

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VIDEOS: 6 Great Letterman Philly Moments

Sometime next year, there won’t be any more Top 10 lists. There won’t be any more stupid human tricks or throwing items off a five-story […]

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Here’s What the New Joe Frazier Statue Will Look Like

Philadelphia’s Art Commission has unanimously approved Stephen Layne’s bronze statue of Joe Frazier that will grace the hallowed grounds of !Xfinity! !Live! sometime next year. […]

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Kalas, Frazier Sculptor Passes Away at 48

Sculptor Larry Nowlan, perhaps best known around these parts for his Harry Kalas statue at Citizen’s Bank Park and the uncompleted Joe Frazier statue, passed […]

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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 […]

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Philly’s Finally Getting a Joe Frazier Statue

In what some are calling a long-overdue tribute, it appears that  the legendary Joe Frazier will finally get proper posthumous praise in the form of […]

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Joe Frazier’s North Philly Gym Is Endangered

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Joe Frazier’s former gym—where he lived and trained for a historic bout with Muhammad Ali—America’s 11 Most […]

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Jerry Sandusky Denies Being a Pedophile

Sandusky Denies Rape, Molestation in Interview with Bob Costas. In a telephone interview aired on NBC News last evening, Jerry Sandusky told Bob Costas and […]

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Frazier vs. Rocky: Philly Got Its Hero Wrong

Bill Burr was doing a stand-up comedy bit for the Opie and Anthony Traveling Virus Show in Camden in 2006, and the crowd had turned […]