Pictures of Joe Frazier Casket

    The 67-year-old boxer was long retired by the time the arena was built, but he opened its predecessor, the now-demolished Spectrum, in 1967 with a second-round knockout of Tony Doyle. Frazier’s body will lay in state again on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church on West Cheltenham Avenue.      Read More

R.I.P to the Great Joe Frazier, lost to the battle of liver cancer

Joe Frazier, one of the biggest sports icons of the 1960s and 70s,  passed away tonight from liver cancer at the age of 67. He was diagnosed less than six weeks ago and spent his final days in a Philadelphia-area hospice. His family released this statement: “We The Family of the 1964 Olympic Boxing Heavyweight Gold Medalist, Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion and International Boxing Hall of Fame Member Smokin’ Joe Frazier, regrets... Read More

Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier is facing last stage of Cancer

  Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier is seriously ill with liver cancer. His personal and business manager says Saturday the 67-year-old boxer was diagnosed four or five weeks ago and is under hospice care. Leslie Wolff tells The[..]ociated Press that those close to Frazier are hoping for the best, but calls it a “serious situation.” Frazier was the first man to beat Muhammad Ali, knocking him down and taking a decision in the... Read More