I posted this because I have the utmost respect for Joe Frazier, I was an avid boxing fan throughout his career and he was a true warrior. Joe did not know how to quit, he took real life Rocky Balboa beatings and never stopped moving forward. Anyone that has done any type of organized fighting knows the courage that takes and the weeks of pain after the fact that no one sees.
Joe Frazier REFUSED to fall prey to the racials overtones of the era, highlighted by Cassius Clay/Muhammed Ali. Joe Frazier declined to become a muslim and change his name and was vilified for it...Muhammed ali brought alot of energy to black america and Joe Frazier took alot of abuse for being just who he was...Joe Frazier from philly.
This guy deserves all the praise and respect given to any other great man....
REST IN PEACE JOE
Joe Frazier, a tough, underrated heavyweight boxer from Philadelphia and one of the sport's fiercest competitors who spent a lifetime playing second fiddle to his nemesis, Muhammad Ali, died Monday night from liver cancer. He
Boxing legend Joe Frazier dies