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Ali vs Frazier Round 15 Tags: muhammad  ali  joe  frazier  Ali  vs  Frazier  Round  15   
Added: 6th November 2011
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Posted By: Old Fart
Posted by: Old Fart on 2011-11-06 
Wikipedia and Joe Frazier's Facebook page reporting his death tonight:
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSmokinJoeFrazier
Posted by: Naomi on 2011-11-06 
According to his FB page he's still alive. Even though I've never been a sports fan, I do send prayers to him and his family.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2011-11-08 
Before cable and pay per view you had to go to the theater and watch it on closed circuit to see big fights like that or listen to it on the radio.
Posted by: Steve on 2011-11-08 
I remember the ads in the newspaper for that Eric.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2011-11-09 
Attending a big fight at a closed-circuit venue was an experience. Because one was surrounded by excited and usually knowledgeable fellow boxing fans, it was almost like being present at the fight. I probably went to a dozen in the 1980s. My fight was Leonard-Hearns in 1981 (a great fight!). The last was Mike Tyson-Michael Spinks in 1988 (a stinker).
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2011-11-10 
Those were the days of boxing! R.I.P. Smokin Joe!
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2011-11-10 
Those were the days of boxing! R.I.P. Smokin Joe!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2011-11-11 
So true, Marty.

Most people today don't know (or care) who the world heavyweight champion is. Compare that indifferent attitude to when the world was transfixed by the Ali-Frazier fight in 1971.
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