Up Goes Frazier: Smokin’ Joe Statue Nearly Funded

We mentioned before that the proposed Joe Frazier statue down by Xfinity Live was facing a bit of a fundraising problem. Well, that problem is no more, after more than two dozen people donated $1,000 to watch a screening of the Frazier/Ali fight from 1971 at City Hall.

Richard Hayden, spokesman for the Frazier estate, said, “After the mayor and I make another call or two, we will have reached our target.” It’s unlikely you’ll be on the receiving end of one of those calls, but the Frazier statue will give you your first real reason to cross the street while you’re making your way to a Phils game. That’s a good thing.