As one who grew up in the 70's, I was very lucky to witness Boxing at it's apogee. Frazier, Forman, Ali, Teofalo Stephenson, to name a few and nothing was bigger than Ali/Frazier. I was always on the Joe Frazier side, I liked his stoic determination. I thought he was the essence of a fighter and all that was good about boxing. His bouts with Ali were the stuff of legend, it is only sad that the off ring antics got more press than what happened in the ring. Boxing never has and never will be the same.
I miss you Smokin' Joe and I miss the boxing you gave us for so many years.