Joe Frazier

In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, artist Stephen Layne works on a sculpture of boxing heavyweight champion Joe Frazier in Philadelphia. Next year, the sculpture is expected to be placed near the city's sports stadiums, ending a hurdle-strewn saga that included fundraising problems and the death of the original sculptor. Frazier died in 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone. Will they line up for […]

09/02/2014

In this Sept. 10, 1973, file photo, Muhammad Ali, right, winces as Ken Norton hits him with a left to the head during their re-match at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/File)

Former heavyweight champion Norton dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — He was the second man to beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali’s jaw and sending him to the hospital in their 1973 heavyweight fight. Ken Norton frustrated Ali three times in all, […]

09/18/2013

Joe Frazier (AP Photo)

Joe Frazier’s gym in Philly gets historic status

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia gym where former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier lived and trained has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Preservation officials say they were notified Tuesday of the designation by the National Park Service.

04/30/2013

Congressman Peter King

NY congressman Peter King to step into boxing ring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressman Peter King of New York is lacing up his boxing gloves for a fight that has nothing to do with budget cuts. The 68-year-old Republican is known more for his bare-knuckle politics than his pugilistic skills.

03/06/2013

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