THE JOE FRAZIER statue will be a knockout, as chiseled as the former heavyweight champ. When completed, it will become a smokin' landmark outside of XFINITY Live!
What it won't be is the first statue commemorating the career of a Philadelphia boxing legend.
And we're not talking about that movie prop that sits at the bottom of the Art Museum steps.
"Every one talks about [the Frazier statue] like, 'Oh, it will be the first real fighter.' They fail to realize there is already a Joey Giardello statue," said Paul Giardello, son of the late, great, hard-hitting middleweight champion. "It'll be 3 years now that the statue was unveiled on Passyunk Avenue."