Feb. 7, 2014, Philadelphia, Pa. --- " JUST LIKE ROCKY" --- (L-R)Undefeated WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley and superstar Manny Pacquiao make a special visit to thefamous "Rocky" statueat the Philadelphia Museum of Arton thefinal stop of their media tour. Both fighters are in town in promotion of their upcoming eagerly-anticipated rematch. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. --- Photo Credit : Chris Farina - Top Rank (no other credit allowed) copyright 2014
I agree with RG. Smokin Joe is a way better Philly icon. That statue is of the muscle bound Rocky from Rocky 3,4,5 and so on. Rocky ran up those steps and struck that pose in the first movie. Anyway Smokin Joe was real life. He should get his just due.
I last saw him in Columbus, sitting next to Buster Douglass, they were sitting casually and peacefully, I was about to head over and start some conversation then it him me, Frazier looked old and worn down, why bother him. So I didn't.
I do wish I told him of all the great stories my dad told me about him and the numerous fights I shared with my dad watching him.
Yeah,.... agreed, I remember footage of Joe hitting sides of beef getting ready for a fight.... had to listen to the Ali/Frazier I on the radio... a nail biting experience filled with drama and excitement. best boxing match I ever watched with my ears.