Joe Frazier remembered at home
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Long before he became Smokin' Joe, the future heavyweight champion was known in his South Carolina hometown as "Billy Boy" -- a stocky farmer's son who honed his devastating left hook on a punching bag made from a flour sack stuffed with corn cobs, rags and Spanish moss.
Joe Frazier would make Philadelphia his adopted home, but his roots ran deep in the sandy soil of the South Carolina coast where he was born in 1944. More than 250 family members and friends gathered Wednesday ...
Read full story