Joe Frazier Was Cooler Than Ali. Discuss.

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Joe Frazier died two years ago today. Now is as good a time as any to pay tribute to the former champ through a single photograph that best captured the unbridgeable distance between the two premier fighters of the age — a picture made at the very moment when the rivalry between Ali and Smokin' Joe was coming into… » 11/07/13 9:57am 11/07/13 9:57am

Joe Frazier's Youngest Son Claims Frazier Told Him He Was Poisoned Two…

On the day before Joe Frazier died in November, his 20-year-old son, Derek Dennis Frazier, made a YouTube video saying he had not spoken with his father in two months. Derek, the youngest of Frazier's 11 children, also said he did not know where his father had been, even as he lay dying in a Philadelphia hospital not… » 1/31/12 6:35pm 1/31/12 6:35pm

It Takes A Nickel On The Ground To End A Michael Spinks Interview: A…

I spent a lot of time this past week covering the public outpouring of love and respect in Philly for Smokin' Joe Frazier, the first guy to—as one preacher put it at yesterday's "Homegoing Ceremony"—"put [Muhammad] Ali on his ass." This, while Ali sat near the front of a behemoth church that holds up to 6,500 people. He… » 11/15/11 8:45pm 11/15/11 8:45pm

Taps For Joe Frazier

Your morning roundup for Nov. 8, the day we learned the value of a scoop. Photo by John Shearer for Life Magazine. For more Ali-Frazier photos, click here. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 11/08/11 9:30am 11/08/11 9:30am

Joe Frazier Is Not Dead Yet, Despite One Australian Paper Desperate…

As tends to happen when famous people are very ill (and even when they're not), Twitter killed Joe Frazier last night. It just takes one person jumping the gun, or one person misinterpreting another's tribute. A retweet here, a failure to wait for a legitimate source there, and the deed is done. The problem with… » 11/07/11 10:45am 11/07/11 10:45am