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Statue captures city's work ethic

Updated: September 2, 2014, 2:38 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.

Will they line up for pictures with a sculpture of real hometown champion Joe Frazier?

"Properly promoted, I think it would be much, much bigger than Rocky," said Robin Hazel, who was visiting the city recently from Ottawa, Ontario. "Rocky is great, it's a movie. But Joe Frazier's real. And ...

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