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  1. A 9-foot Joe Frazier statue is rising in Philadelphia

    A 9-foot statue of Philadelphia's Joe Frazier will honor the fighter's and city's spirit.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
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  3. Muhammad Ali's 'Fight of the Century' gloves on auction block aga...

    Dan Rafael

    The boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first fight of his famed trilogy with Joe Frazier, 1971's "Fight of the Century" heavyweight championship bout, are going up for auction again.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  4. Former heavyweight boxing champion Jimmy Ellis, 74, dies

    Jimmy Ellis, a heavyweight champion who sparred with an up-and-coming Muhammad Ali and later fought some of the era's best boxers, died Tuesday. He was 74.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2014
  5. Ali wants Mayweather-Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    When Muhammad Ali was heavyweight champ, there was no top contender he wouldn't fight. In fact, Ali probably has the deepest resume of any heavyweight champion in history. His greatest rival, of course, was Joe Frazier, a champion in his own right...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  6. Collins: The polarization of boxing

    Nigel Collins

    In a world where extremism is celebrated and working together is considered a weakness, can we really expect boxing to be the exception?

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  7. Hopkins helps Philly honor Frazier

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight titlist Bernard Hopkins is a Philadelphia fighter through and through, and the late heavyweight champion Joe Frazier is the ultimate Philly fighter. So Hopkins, along with Golden Boy Promotions, announced that they have made "a s...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  8. 12 Days: Mayweather-Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    In the spirit of the holidays, ESPN is celebrating the season with our own "12 Days" wish list of the fights we want to see most, regardless of promotional or other entanglements. Keep checking back in the coming days to see new fights revealed, disc...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  9. Design approved for Joe Frazier statue in Philadelphia

    Joe Frazier has won another decision more than two years after his death: The Philadelphia Art Commission has unanimously approved a design for a statue honoring the former heavyweight boxing champ.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  10. Joe Frazier statue finds new life in Philadelphia 2 years after h...

    Joe Frazier's statue has found new life on the two-year anniversary of the former heavyweight champion's death.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013
  11. Mike Alvarado-Ruslan Provodnikov offer hope for a Mile High melee...

    Nigel Collins

    I was sitting in the back seat of promoter Russell Peltz's car, outside of Joe Frazier's North Philly gym, when Ron Lyle climbed into the front seat. He was rebuilding from his loss to Jerry Quarry, and a tuneup against Wendell Newton at the Spectrum...

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  12. Analysis of the height of power: heavy hands vs. speed

    Nigel Collins

    All power is not created equal. George Foreman and Naseem Hamed KO'd the opposition at roughly the same rate, but their methods -- and those of similar fighters -- couldn't have been more divergent.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  13. What more could Angulo have given us?

    Brin-Jonathan Butler

    CARSON, Calif. -- Cus D'Amato once said, "When two men are fighting, what you're watching is more a contest of wills than of skills, with the stronger will usually overcoming the skill." On Saturday night in Carson, Calif., Erislandy Lara's demons...

    Blog | June 09, 2013
  14. Artist chosen for Philly statue of boxer Joe Frazier

    An artist has been chosen to create a Philadelphia statue in honor of late hometown boxing great Joe Frazier.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  15. Joe Frazier-George Foreman I opened the door to a heavyweight gol...

    Nigel Collins

    "The Rumble in the Jungle" and "Thrilla in Manila" may be more acclaimed, but "The Sunshine Showdown" -- Joe Frazier's 1973 heavyweight defense against George Foreman in Kingston, Jamaica -- led the way.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  16. Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter kicks off campaign for Smokin' ...

    Move over, Rocky. Make way for Smokin' Joe.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  17. 2012 London Olympics -- U.S. Claressa Shields advances to gold-me...

    U.S. middleweight Claressa Shields dominated Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova in the semifinals of the first Olympic women's boxing tournament Wednesday, earning a spot in the gold-medal bout against Russia's Nadezda Torlopova.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012