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Joe Frazier's gym in Philly gets historic status

Updated: April 30, 2013, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia gym where former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier lived and trained has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

Preservation officials say they were notified Tuesday of the designation by the National Park Service. They say it will help protect the building and commemorate Frazier's legacy.

Frazier converted the three-story north Philadelphia building into a gym in 1968. He lived upstairs and trained downstairs.

For decades after ...

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