Smokin' Joe down for the ten count

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2011/11/05 22:36:30 (permalink)

Smokin' Joe down for the ten count

Former heavyweight champ Smokin' Joe Frazier has terminal liver cancer and is now in a hospice.
He was a great champ and had probably the wickedest left hook I've ever seen.
He was always moving while in the ring and usually outweighed but he  never backed down.
I hope that his last days are painfree.
http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/heavyweight-champ-joe-frazier-cancer-14889201
 

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    mr chips
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    Re:Smokin' Joe down for the ten count 2011/11/06 05:46:15 (permalink)
    This is sad news. I hope he will find peace.
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    Re:Smokin' Joe down for the ten count 2011/11/07 03:48:39 (permalink)
    On TV today, they showed Mohammed Ali & his wife in the owners box at the AZ Cardinals- Rams game. I'm surprised he's still with us. The St. Joseph's Hospital in PHX has a Parkinson's Center named after him. I believe he donated a considerable sum to them. He & Joe had some classic fights for sure.
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    Re:Smokin' Joe down for the ten count 2011/11/07 07:41:10 (permalink)
    I did not know about this.  Thanks for posting.  I wonder if boxing will ever again be as good as it was in the 20th century? 
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    Re:Smokin' Joe down for the ten count 2011/11/07 14:11:59 (permalink)
    Sorry to hear this. I was in the Phillipines (not at the fight) but my ship was there for The Thrilla in Manila. That fight was at like 9 in the morning! Hang tough Joe.
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    Re:Smokin' Joe down for the ten count 2011/11/08 06:48:42 (permalink)
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    Re:Smokin' Joe down for the ten count 2011/11/08 10:24:42 (permalink)
    Smokin Joe RIP
    Had the chance to meet him at an autograph show a few yrs ago
    A true legend and always great to the fans
    He will be missed
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    Re:Smokin' Joe down for the ten count 2011/11/08 14:24:24 (permalink)
    Fair Winds and Following Seas Joe.
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    Re:Smokin' Joe down for the ten count 2011/11/10 19:30:31 (permalink)
    carlton pierre

    I did not know about this.  Thanks for posting.  I wonder if boxing will ever again be as good as it was in the 20th century? 


    I've been to a lot of "big" athletic events, but there was - and never will again be - anything so electric as boxing matches for the undisputed Heavyweight Championship of the World. 
     
    The last such fight I attended was Spinks v. Tyson in AC.  Tyson was more than "ready to rumble" that night; he put Spinks down for the first time with a body shot that sounded like a shotgun going off!  That seat cost ten bucks for every second of action but was the best value for any ticket I ever bought before or since.
     
    As a young college professor I wasn't financially able to attend any of the Ali-Frazier trilogy but I listened to them on the radio.  In many ways listening to a fight on the radio was even better than seeing it on T.V. or even "closed circuit", especially with Don Dunphy painting the stage for the theatre of the mind. 
     
    I never thought the day would come when I wouldn't know who the Heavyweight Champion is.  Yet here we are.  And that really sucks.
     
    Thanks to Don King and his merry band of crooks and co-conspirators we'll never see (or hear, or feel) anything like that again.  Every time I see that grinning, fat felon waving and wearing American flags on O'Reilly I feel like throwing a shoe at the 60".
     
    That ^&(%^*$ killed the Golden Goose, sliced it open, and stole the last egg.
     
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