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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
By United Press International
Donations sought for Joe Frazier statue

Donations sought for Joe Frazier statue

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Efforts are under way to raise $150,000 in private donations for a statue of the late heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier in Philadelphia, organizers say.

Muhammad Ali's 1970s home to be sold

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A house in Cherry Hill, N.J., where Muhammad Ali lived for three years in the 1970s, is to be sold at auction.
Post offices listed as endangered

Post offices listed as endangered

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list of endangered sites ranges from Ellis Island in New York to Terminal Island in Los Angeles.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.
By United Press International

'Golden Age' heavyweight Ron Lyle dies

DENVER, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight boxer Ron Lyle died this weekend at a Denver hospital at the age of 70, his family announced.

Ali attends Joe Frazier's funeral

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Former two-time heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier was remembered at a Philadelphia funeral Monday attended by his greatest opponent, Muhammad Ali.
Ex-heavyweight champ Frazier dies at 67

Ex-heavyweight champ Frazier dies at 67

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Former world heavyweight boxing champion "Smokin'" Joe Frazier died Monday of liver cancer at his home in Philadelphia, his family said. He was 67.

Report: Boxer Joe Frazier near death

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight champion "Smokin'" Joe Frazier was at death's door with liver cancer, the New York Post reported Saturday.

Trial opens in shooting of Joe Frazier kin

PHILADELPHIA, June 15 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia man is on trial for a bar shooting that resulted in the death of the stepgrandson of boxing legend Joe Frazier, observers said.
CBS cancels 'Secret Talents of the Stars'

CBS cancels 'Secret Talents of the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- CBS has canceled its reality competition series "Secret Talents of the Stars" after only one episode aired, Variety.com said Thursday.
O'Hurley to be host of 'Secret Talents'

O'Hurley to be host of 'Secret Talents'

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. television personality John O'Hurley has been named host of the new TV competition series "Secret Talents of the Stars," CBS announced Thursday.
CBS to air 'Secret Talents of the Stars'

CBS to air 'Secret Talents of the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- Sixteen celebrities have signed on to compete in the new U.S. television series "Secret Talents of the Stars," CBS announced.

Mayor to go 3 rounds against Joe Frazier

MEMPHIS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton, who ended his career as an amateur boxer 40 years ago, is training to go up against Joe Frazier.
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Joe Frazier
Smokin' Joe Frazier arrives for the Rumble at the Rock III press conference in the River Rock Casino near Vancouver, British Columbia, December 27, 2007. Televised live on ESPN "Friday Night Fights," tomorrow night's fights will be headlined by a ten round heavyweight match between Dominick Guinn based out of Houston, Texas and Robert Hawkins from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)
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Joseph William "Joe" Frazier, known as Smokin' Joe (pronounced /ˈfreɪʒər/; born January 12, 1944), is a former Olympic and World Heavyweight boxing champion, whose professional career lasted from 1965 to 1976, with a brief comeback in 1981.

Frazier emerged as a contender in the mid-1960s, defeating Jerry Quarry, Oscar Bonavena, Buster Mathis, Eddie Machen, Doug Jones and Jimmy Ellis en route to becoming undisputed heavyweight champion in 1970, and followed up by defeating Muhammad Ali in the highly-anticipated "Fight of the Century" in 1971. Two years later Frazier lost his title when he was knocked out by George Foreman. He launched a comeback, beating Joe Bugner, losing a rematch to Ali, and beating Quarry and Ellis again.

Frazier's last world title challenge came in 1975, but he was beaten by Ali in their brutal rubbermatch. He retired in 1976 following a second loss to Foreman. He made a comeback in 1981, fighting just once, before retiring for good. The International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) rates Frazier among the ten greatest heavyweights of all time. He is an inductee of both the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.

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