Monday, November 26, 2012

Frasier Statue One Step Closer

Tonight, Mayor Nutter held a fundraiser to raise money to build a statute in memory of boxing champ Joe Frazier in Philadelphia. The event, organised by Saul Ewing lawyer Richard Hayden and Nutter staffer Erica Haywood. was held in the ornate Conversation Room in City Hall. Xfinity Live and West Coast promoter Jerry Perenchio have each donated $25,000 to the building fund. Fans of Smokin Joe have contributed $5000 through  It is time that we have a statue of the real Philly boxing legend. 

Mayor Nutter and the Frazier Family

As a treat to the fans coming, Frazier's daughter, Weatta Collins, created a shrine for her father at one of the room with memorabilia she brought from home.

Frazier's son in law with the keepsakes.

Frazier's daughter unpacking one of her cherished trophies. 

Mayor Nutter with Frazier Estate spokesman Richard Hayden
In a fun touch, all of the food, drink and decorations had a fight night  theme.  

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