Over at The Stacks, Deadpsin’s curated section of great sportswriting, there’s a picture. That picture, of Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, was taken by LIFE‘s John Shearer “at Frazier’s training camp not long before the March 1971 ‘Fight of the Century.'” It shows Smokin’ Joe, wearing his most flowery of shirts, staring through a window as Ali acts like a petulant child on the other side. The statement atop the page reads “Joe Frazier Was Cooler Than Ali,” and that just feels like a fact.
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