Say a prayer for Smokin' Joe

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by SavageOrangeJug, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Joe Frazier was always a class act in a sport filled with seedy characters. A true gentlemen in every respect.

    Ex-heavyweight champ Joe Frazier has liver cancer
  2. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    We talked about this in the boxing thread.

    Joe Frazier is in my top-5 favorite athletes of all time. His gym has done a lot of good for a lot of people in North Philadelphia.
  3. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Joe Frazier passed away tonight. I loved that guy.
  4. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    There is a lot of great commentary on his career going around at the moment. Dan Rafael's article provides a good summary. Here is a link to the Philadelphia Inquirer's coverage. Stan Hochman's material is great.

    Joe Frazier Retrospective | Philly
  5. Sad day for the sport of boxing.

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    My Dad died of liver cancer a few years ago. I hate to hear that for Joe and hope he's not in too much pain.

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

  8. IP

    IP It's just business.

    RIP. Hope he didn't suffer too much.
  9. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Was in Philly a few weeks ago and went up to Joe's old gym. The thing was shuttered and had been turned into a mattress store. I had known this but just saw it for the first time; the place used to really bustle.

    Really sad and depressing to see what became of it all -- Frazier, Ali, the whole damn industry.
  10. awebb7

    awebb7 Contributor

    Ha, sog thread bump.
  11. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    Frazier has kids who were pro boxers. Why wouldn't one of them take over the gym?
  12. hohenfelsvol

    hohenfelsvol Beer run

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