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  1. Foreman: Stevenson was better than Ali

    Michael Woods

    The press in Cuba doesn't enjoy the same freedom ours does, so when word emerged that boxing star Teofilo Stevenson had died on June 11, I wondered how much of what would emerge would be truth and how much would be propaganda. I turned to Bobby Ca...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  2. Don King shares why Mayweather and Pacquiao isn't made

    Michael Woods

    He is 80 years old, and if I get to that place, and I told this to his face when he was in Brooklyn watching the ring action at the Aviator Complex on March 24, I do hope I am close to as vibrant, as with it, as in the game, as Don King still is. ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  3. Joe Frazier's body sits in Philly morgue

    Michael Woods

    The body of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, who died from liver cancer on Nov. 7, lies in a Philadelphia morgue tonight. The body will stay there until a Pennsylvania judge rules on whether the body can be shipped to South Carolina, and buri...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  4. Drama surrounds S.C. burial for Joe Frazier

    Michael Woods

    Funeral services are taking place in Philadelphia for Joe Frazier as we speak. But a source close to the Frazier family informs NYFightblog that there is drama surrounding plans to bring the Hall of Famer boxer's body to his hometown of Beaufort, S.C...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  5. Frazier will be buried in Beaufort, SC

    Michael Woods

    Joe Frazier moved to Philadelphia as a teen, and is the quintessential Philly fighter: seasoned to perfection, possessor of a jawbreaker left hook, not much prone to backing up in a battle. But the remains of Smokin' Joe, who passed away Monday from...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  6. George Foreman: "Joe Frazier the only guy I was afraid of"

    Michael Woods

    Joe Frazier's funeral will take place Monday in Philly. But one dear friend will not be able to make it. George Foreman would like to go, he told me, but the Hall of Famer said he would not be able to handle it. The 275-pound ex heavyweight champion,...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  7. Foreman: "Ali and Frazier didn't hate each other"

    Michael Woods

    Joe Frazier tried again against George Foreman on June 15, 1976, in Long Island. He sensed he was in the backstretch of his pro career, and tried to tweak a few things to restore the smoothness of his ride. In the re-do, Frazier didn't get demolished...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  8. Joe Frazier's niece tells of his softer side

    Michael Woods

    There is a perception out there that Joe Frazier was a man utterly beset with bitterness, a tortured soul who could not process the mythologizing of his rival for eternity, Muhammad Ali. The press would pass on some of his barbs at The Greatest, and ...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  9. Joe Frazier hated Muhammad Ali

    Michael Woods

    He was a Philly guy through and through, but New Yorkers are anti-parochial when it comes to respecting a superior talent who combines exquisite skill with maniacal desire to persevere in the face of disaster. New Yorkers respected, if not loved, Joe...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  10. Frazier was as relentless as they come

    Michael Woods

    Joe Frazier, as relentless a pugilist as you'll ever see, died a bit before 9 p.m. ET Monday. As was his way, he didn't quit; liver cancer took him out. He died at his home in Philadelphia, age 67. Born in 1944, Frazier won a gold medal for the U....

    Blog | November 08, 2011