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Keidel: Final Bell Sounds For Famed Boxer Ken Norton

Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.

09/19/2013

Bernard Hopkins (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Please Stop, B-Hop — Bernard Hopkins Is Boxing’s Version Of Rolling Stones

Hopkins is now the boxing version of the Rolling Stones — jamming to the oldies, catered to the crowd once so proud to call boxing their favorite sport, with Hopkins the last emblem of the sport’s onetime eminence.

03/12/2013

Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) and Juan Manuel Marquez pose during the official weigh-in for their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao and Marquez will fight each other for the fourth time on Dec. 8 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pacquiao Has The Edge Once Again Against Marquez

Steve Silverman thinks Manny Pacquiao will wipe away the sting of losing to Bradley and dominate Marquez once again.

12/08/2012

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama (file/credit: Ethan Miller/Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Silverman: Think U.S. Presidents And Major Sporting Events Don’t Mix? Think Again

Election Day is not usually about sports, but it’s time to credit our past presidents for the biggest sports events that occurred during their times in office.

11/06/2012

Emanuel Steward (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)

Keidel: Emanuel Stewarded The Sport Of Boxing

Emanuel Steward died yesterday, from a malady we can’t pronounce. But his impact on boxing was rather pronounced.

10/26/2012

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Keidel: Three Cheers For The Champ, Muhammad Ali

When a member of the 20th Century’s Mt. Rushmore enters a new decade in a transcendent life, it warrants a trot down memory lane.

WFAN–01/18/2012

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Paige One: A Tale of Two Joes

This has been one hell of a week for a couple of guys named Joe. Both are iconic figures. One’s rep is intact while the other’s is in tatters.

11/10/2011

40 years ago... Joe Frazier knocks Muhammed Ali to the mat. (AP Photo)

Muhammad Ali Says He’ll Remember Joe Frazier With Respect

“The world has lost a great champion,” Ali said in a statement. “My sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.”

11/08/2011

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B&C Morning Show: Giants & Jets Are The Talk Of The Town; Smokin’ Joe Frazier Passes-Away

The guys began today’s Show on a somber note, discussing the passing of Smokin’ Joe Frazier at the age of 67 and reflecting on the former champ. From there the guys shifted their attention to last night’s Bears-Eagles game…

WFAN–11/08/2011

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B&C Morning Show: Joe Frazier Joined The Show On April 9th, 2009

Sadly, Smokin’ Joe Frazier passed away Monday after a battle with liver cancer, so we’ve decided to re-post an interview Craig conducted with Frazier back on April 9th, 2009.

WFAN–11/08/2011

Joe Frazier

Former Heavyweight Champ Joe Frazier Dead At 67

Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, has died after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67.

WFAN–11/07/2011

In this March 8, 1971, file photo, Joe Frazier hits Muhammad Ali with a left that floored him during the 15th round of their heavyweight title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/File)

Keidel: The Smoke of Smokin’ Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier was blue collar to the bone, who worked as hard as any American ever has for what he has. And when boxing was an essential sport, Frazier was an essential boxer. Now he faces a faceless opponent: cancer.

11/07/2011

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Joe Frazier Has Liver Cancer, Under Hospice Care

The 67-year-old boxer was diagnosed four or five weeks ago, Frazier’s personal and business manager said Saturday. Leslie Wolff told The Associated Press that doctors have not yet told Frazier how long he has to live.

WFAN–11/05/2011

In this March 8, 1971, file photo, Joe Frazier hits Muhammad Ali with a left that floored him during the 15th round of their heavyweight title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/File)

Keidel: Ali-Frazier: Night Of The Century

Appallingly, a dim light was cast upon the greatest sporting event in American history. It doesn’t catch the key demo, the ADD-addled culture carved by MTV and smoothed by its progeny. If we weren’t alive at the time, then it probably didn’t happen, and it certainly didn’t matter.

WFAN–03/09/2011

40 years ago... Joe Frazier knocks Muhammed Ali to the mat. (AP Photo)

Paige One: A Look Back At Ali-Frazier I – 40 Years Ago

40 years! I’m sure some of you will differ on sporting events that in your mind were bigger, but nothing has ever or will ever come close to that magical night of March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden.

WFAN–03/08/2011

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