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Philadelphia and boxing are inexorably linked, and no one has represented Philadelphia like Smokin' Joe Frazier, who just passed away from cancer. Two years ago, Joe's legendary gym vanished (soon to be replaced by a furniture store). The gym served as a safe haven and community center for many in a disenfranchised community, and sometimes a great hope out of despair.

Philadelphia, you have a statue for a fictional boxer, but none for Smokin' Joe. It's time his legend and his life were honored. We implore you, build a statue to celebrate Smokin' Joe Frazier

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  • Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia

    Zachary Dominitz started this petition with a single signature, and now has 20 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.