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When the Champs Suited Up (and Didn't)

When the Champs Suited Up (and Didn't)

In honor of Veterans Day, some thoughts on the heavyweight champions and military service

Smokin' Joe at the mike

Smokin' Joe at the mike

Joe Frazier was all heart, in the ring and out, and that quality comes through in his singing.

Colorblind wisdom from George Foreman

Colorblind wisdom from George Foreman

From the introduction to George Foreman's 1995 autobiography, By George," if you find yourself guessing or wondering about one person or another’s color, please ask yourself why you need to know."

Heavyweight singers: Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight singers: Muhammad Ali

For all their punching, blocking, and feinting, the heavyweight champions also did a fair amount of singing...

Pull your pants up!

Pull your pants up!

Joe Frazier was a no-nonsense man, in the ring and out. There was never any pretense about him.  A small taste of those qualities came through in 2004, when he sat down with Esquire...