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Joe Frazier Dead

Recalling Joe Frazier: An Appreciation, and a Note of Horror

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
William Bradley

The surprise death of former world heavyweight champ Joe Frazier reminds of the man's elemental greatness, and of the deep pitfalls of high-contact sport.

The Hard Truths Illuminated by the Fall of Joe Paterno, the Death of Joe Frazier and the NBA Lockout

Joe Lapointe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Like the rich, successful actors who play the broken-down Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, our sports performers act as our avatars and our archetypes, on and off the court, field and ice. Truth sometimes flows through them and sometimes it is a hard truth worth learning.

Joe Frazier: Deep As Cotton Fields And The Blues | Posted 01.09.2012 | Black Voices

The left hook is malice made into a thing of beauty. Boxing lore will tell you that the left hook has dashed more aspirations, left more men arrayed ...

Mike Tyson Reacts To Death Of Boxing Legend

Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports

Among the many athletes to pay their respects to former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier was another retired prizefighter. On Tuesday, Mike Tyson twe...

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Len Berman | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Joe Frazier has lost his toughest fight, liver cancer. Frazier never got the respect he deserved; Ali was the people's champ. The truth is it takes two to make a great rivalry.

Boxing Great Joe Frazier Dies After Cancer Fight

AP | DAN GELSTON and TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Joe Frazier had to throw his greatest punch to knock down "The Greatest." A vicious left hook from Frazier put Muhammad Ali on th...

Sports World Reacts To Smokin' Joe's Passing On Twitter

Posted 01.07.2012 | Sports

The sports world lost a legend on Monday night as former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier succumbed in his battle with liver cancer. Frazier pa...

Muhammad Ali: 'The World Has Lost A Great Champion'

AP | By MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports

-- There was a time when Muhammad Ali taunted Joe Frazier relentlessly, called him ugly and challenged his manhood. After his old rival died Monday ...

Boxing Legend Joe Frazier Dies

AP | DAN GELSTON and TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 01.07.2012 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — He beat Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century, battled him nearly to the death in the Thrilla in Manila. Then Joe Frazier spen...

Former MLB Manager Dies

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Former New York Mets manager Joe Frazier, who led the team for just one full season before it went into a sharp decline, has died. He was 88. Frazier...