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The taunts were vicious, cruel and unjust. Ali called him a gorilla, and an Uncle Tom, and most of us foolishly just laughed, saying nothing in Joe’s defense. Not once calling Ali on the heartlessness of it. And in the meantime, Joe Frazier never really got over it. It’s a pain he surely has taken to his grave.

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In the beginning we watched a former juvenile delinquent named Mike Tyson with awe and amazement. He was a little – big man with a never before witnessed combination of speed and ferocious power. While most of his fights were sensationally brief and abrupt we were nontheless completely entertained. It wasn’t long before we could […]

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