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Philly mayor wants Joe Frazier statue

Updated: September 12, 2012, 10:18 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Move over, Rocky. Make way for Smokin' Joe.

The mayor of Philadelphia kicked off a campaign Wednesday to raise money for a statue of hometown boxing great Joe Frazier, a tribute he called "long overdue."

Joined by members of Frazier's family, Mayor Michael Nutter praised the onetime heavyweight champion as a fearless, determined fighter and "a good human being" who gave back to the community. Frazier died last year of liver cancer at age 67.

"Joe Frazier fought ...

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