Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Joe Frazier: Real Philly Boxer

"Smokin' Joe" Frazier became a boxer in Philadelphia and eventually the Heavyweight Champion of the World. When his statue was unveiled in 2015, the mayor said that Joe was "a real fighter and a real person," a swipe at the Rocky statue uptown -- the most popular statue in Philadelphia -- which local officials have never liked.

Address:
1100 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
On the southwest corner of Pattison Ave. and S. 11th St., across the street from the baseball stadium and just up the street from the football stadium.
Admission:
Free
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Joe Frazier Statue.

Joe Frazier Statue

Sculpture of World Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier, located on SW corner of 11th and Pattison Sts. in South Philadelphia.

[Laurie Zambrano, 03/15/2016]

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