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#1 scottmyers39

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 02:24 PM

Story at CBS Sports this afternoon reports the 67-year-old former heavyweight champion is in hospice care and that doctors haven't told him how long he has to live. Sad story, folks.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:16 PM

In some ways I liked "Smokin' Joe", and other ways I didn't. He was one of the greatest boxers that I have ever seen. I still think the 70's were the greatest days of boxing, because of him, Ali, and Foreman in the Heavyweight Class. That doesn't count the lower classes. He helped immortalize the movie "Rocky" with his cameo appearance. I wish that he and Ali would patch things up, because they were once good friends, until a trip to New York. I remember when he was on Smoaky back in 1996, and I'd love to hear David's interview with him again. I hate to hear that he maybe passing soon. He truly is the loss of an era for me.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 04:02 AM

Who can ever forget the Ali-Frazier matchups. Never forget those boxing classics !! Ali, Frazier and spice that up with Howard Cosell and there was the big show like Barnum and Bailey......"Step right up !!"
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 05:41 AM



R.I.P. Smokin' Joe


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Posted 08 November 2011 - 10:08 PM

Farewell Joe, you will be missed. Joe was one of the greatest fighters that I have ever seen in the ring. I realize he was bitter years after, but that doesn't take anything away from his legacy. He will always be remembered by boxing aficionados as one of the greatest that ever put the gloves on.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:26 PM

most viscious left hook of any human being ever. how does one generate this much power and precision with
an off hand?

welcome aboard smokin joe.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:28 PM

Sorry you had to go Joe.




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