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.
1100 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA
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.
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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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