Word came today that Joe Frazier is very ill and suffering from end stage liver cancer. It is sad to think that the world will no longer have Smokin’ Joe Frazier in it sooner than later. I was lucky to shake Joe’s hand a couple of years ago at the DMA in Chicago. It was the best thing about the conference. I have no idea why he was there at a marketing conference, but I stood in line for an autographed poster and the chance to just say hello. Joe’s hands were massive and he still looked like he would get up and beat the living hell out of anyone who messed with him.
Ali – Frazier – The Thrilla in Manila. These fights are the reason my Dad loves Boxing and why he taught that love to me. There’s nothing better than a great Boxing match. I wish Joe’s family all the best, and hope the champ has an easy count to 10. Here’s some great videos to remind you what a bad ass Joe Frazier really was.