Radio Review: Snuffing out the flame of Smokin' Joe

Reviewed this week: The Last Word (Today FM); The Lyric Feature: Telling The Dancer From The Dance (Lyric FM); The Sunday Show (Newstalk 106-108).

13th November, 2011

Last week, the media dug out all the laurel wreaths at their disposal for Smokin' Joe Frazier, who died on Monday of liver cancer. Amid all the obeisance, it was easy to forget that Frazier very much lost the PR battle during his actual boxing career, continually being painted as the surly villain in contrast to his ebullient nemesis and rival Muhammad Ali.

Though Frazier financially supported Ali during the lowest and most pressured point...

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