Smokin' Joe Frazier Fighting for his Life...

Smokin' Joe Frazier Fighting for his Life...

PostBy: Creature Comforts On: Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:09 pm

Joe Frazier, 67, only very recently diagnosed with liver cancer, is in tough shape and fighting for his life and under hospice care in Philadelphia.

Here is a pretty interesting article I found about Joe's legacy: http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/11/izenberg_joe_fraziers_legacy_w.html
And a video of some career highlights: http://youtu.be/tc7Kx468fiY :box:

In another news article, family was asking for prayers.
He's got mine.

Peace to you, Joe.
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Re: Smokin' Joe Frazier Fighting for his Life...

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:08 am

Joe is a legendary sports hero in Philly. I grew up in Philly. I remember the excitement.
Thanks for posting.
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Re: Smokin' Joe Frazier Fighting for his Life...

PostBy: Creature Comforts On: Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:34 pm

Cap - I'll bet it was exciting. :)
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Found the following on Wikipedia: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Frazie ... iration-18) Pretty detailed article.

Boxing record
Total fights 37
Wins 32
Wins by KO 27
Losses 4
Draws 1
No contests 0


Something else I found interesting:

* "Some of the most memorable moments in the 1976 boxing-themed feature film, Rocky - such as Rocky's carcass-punching scenes and Rocky running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as part of his training regimen - are taken from Joe's real-life exploits, for which he received no credit." :box:
McRae, Donald (2008-11-11). "Big Interview: Joe Frazier". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2008-11-11.
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Re: Smokin' Joe Frazier Fighting for his Life...

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:37 pm

The 10 round bout is offically over - R.I.P. Smokin Joe...........
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Re: Smokin' Joe Frazier Fighting for his Life...

PostBy: Creature Comforts On: Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:00 pm

Cyber36 wrote:The 10 round bout is offically over - R.I.P. Smokin Joe...........


Amen, R.I.P.
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Re: Smokin' Joe Frazier Fighting for his Life...

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:20 pm

On HBN (Heavenly Broadcast Network) yesterday evening Howard Cosell could be heard announcing....

UP COMES FRAZIER!!!!

R.I.P Smokin' Joe.
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