Smoking Joe is one of my heroes

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    Not only in sports - but any place.

    I was rooting big-time for Ali in Ali-Frazier 1 in 1971. Bout of the Century.

    Was crushed when he beat Ali legit.

    That fightwith ALI on Cosells show was staged)
    Then he got knocke d down 6 timesw by Foreman in 2 rounds.

    Took it in stride. Gracious in victory and defeat. (never really a very good boxer)

    NOBODY CAN NAME WHO THE HEAVYWEIGT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD IS TODAY. If you can -get a life.
    Wish him and his family the best.

    CLASS ACT
     
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    Nobody had more guts. Nobody.
     
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    Frazier is still a sports god in Philadelphia. Great fighter who I never heard a bad word spoken about. I still hate Ali for what he did to a humble man who never spoke ill of anyone. Prior to the Fight of the Century (Ali-Frazier 1) Ali said he would crawl across the ring if Frazier beat him. Not only did he not crawl, but he started a publicity campaign that he had really won the fight and that Frazier was not the true champ. One of the lowest class defeats I ever saw.
    Calling Frazier a gorilla, Uncle Tom and ugly set a new standard of poor sportsmanship

    Yet Ali is worshipped today
     
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    This. Ali was great-and I'm not taking away his ability. But the guy was a total asshole.
     
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    Ya see. In America ( with the A) these were the greats. Now all you have is a bunch of gold teefed street apes.
    I wish they would have gotten some of the smaller guys like Sugar Ray in the mix.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asyQAAdbpDk]Legendary "Dinner with the Champs" (Ali, Foreman, Frazier, Norton, Holmes) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-5_8af3TiY]Muhammad Ali Speech - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Joe was a realist.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4H0OJ2WZtQ]Joe Frazier interview on youth crime - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnqVQRXqkOk&feature=relmfu]JOE FRAZIER INTERVIEW - GEORGE FOREMAN AND OTHER OPPONENTS - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV5R7e60gGA&feature=related]Foreman Remembers Smokin' Joe Frazier - YouTube[/ame]
     

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