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Requiem for a Heavyweight

Posted By Alex Belth On November 8, 2011 @ 8:38 am In 1: Featured,Arts and Culture,Bill Nack,Boxing,Games We Play,Magazine Writers,Obituaries,Sportswriting,Writers | Comments Disabled

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Smokin’ Joe Frazier [2], a great heavyweight champion [3], died yesterday. He was 67 [4].

Thinking about Frazier this morning I wished there was some way to remember him without bringing Ali into the conversation. As a final tribute to Frazier. But I don’t think it can be done. Still, let’s turn to Rick Hoffer, for clarity [5].

And while we are at SI, go directly to this piece by Mark Kram [6], and another fine profile by Bill Nack [7].


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[2] Smokin’ Joe Frazier: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/08/sports/joe-frazier-ex-heavyweight-champ-dies-at-67.html?ref=sports

[3] great heavyweight champion: http://thesweetscience.com/news/articles/13563-joe-frazier-1944-2011hauser

[4] He was 67: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/08/sports/joe-frazier-a-champion-who-won-inside-the-ring-and-out.html?_r=1&ref=sports

[5] Rick Hoffer, for clarity: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/richard_hoffer/11/07/joe.frazier/index.html?eref=sihp&sct=hp_t11_a2

[6] this piece by Mark Kram: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1005750/index.htm

[7] fine profile by Bill Nack: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1008814/index.htm

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