The Fight City Podcast No. 14

Time for another edition of The Fight City podcast, hosted by Alden Chodash who this week is joined by both site ringleader Michael Carbert and contributor Jamie Rebner. The program begins with a look back on a lively weekend of fight action with plenty to discuss, including Erickson Lubin’s victory over Ishe Smith, Andrew Cancio’s huge upset of Alberto Machado, and Gervonta Davis’ first round blowout of Hugo Ruiz. Then it’s Chodash & Carbert as they talk Mike Tyson, huge upsets, Smokin’ Joe Frazier and great Philly champions. Check it out:

“‘The Rocky statue has been there for years, and I have nothing against it, but Joe was a real fighter,’ Frazier’s cousin Oliver told The Fight City. ‘Rocky was a fictional character, and he was on the museum steps for years right in the tourist district. I walk by there every day and see people taking photos there, and that’s fine for tourism. But all the while there was a real, live fighter here, and Joe had to pass that statue also.’

Frazier was Philadelphia’s actual hero; he tried to improve the city whose businessmen united to form an investment group called Cloverlay to bankroll his career. He opened Joe Frazier’s Gym, ‘a temple, a university of saving kids, saving adults,’ said Bernard Hopkins. Frazier may have been born in South Carolina, but his heart was in Philadelphia, where it remains after his passing at the age of 67 in 2011, 40 years after his first tussle with Ali.”         — From “Above All Mortals” by Patrick Connor 

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