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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter kicks off campaign for Smokin' ...

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

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  11. 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
  12. National Trust for Historic Preservation names Joe Frazier's gym ...

    Joe Frazier's gym in Philadelphia has been named to the 2012 list of America's 11 Most Endangered HIstoric Places, the National Trust for Historice Preservation announced today.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  13. Hundreds gather to celebrate Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday

    Muhammad Ali soaked in familiar cheers and chants along with a rendition of "Happy Birthday" on Saturday night as friends and admirers celebrated the boxing champ's coming 70th birthday at a party in his Kentucky hometown.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2012
  14. Muhammad Ali 'carrying on' after treatment for dehydration

    A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion is "well, happy and carrying on with his daily routine" after being treated for dehydration last month.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2011
  15. Remembering Ron Lyle

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Two weeks ago in Las Vegas, talk was dominated not just by the upcoming battle between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez -- undeniably two of the sport's fiercest contemporary warriors -- but also the passing of Joe Frazier, a man who wore that ...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  16. George Groves, James DeGale lay groundwork for rematch

    Dan Rafael

    After George Groves beat rival James DeGale in a May super middleweight showdown, fight fans can only hope their next meeting -- on the same Dec. 9 card -- is just a prelude to a rematch.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2011