Smokin’ Joe’s 70th Celebrated By Crowd

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VETERAN BOXERS Association President Charlie Sgrillo gets welcomed to Joe Frazier 70th Birthday Celebration by Labors Local 332’s “Big” Pete Lyde.

VETERAN BOXERS Association President Charlie Sgrillo gets welcomed to Joe Frazier 70th Birthday Celebration by Labors Local 332’s “Big” Pete Lyde.

GONE BUT not forgotten, massive crowd gathered at The Enterprise Center in West Philly for birthday cake celebrating what would have been Philly boxing icon “Smokin” Joe Frazier’s 70th birthday.

GONE BUT not forgotten, massive crowd gathered at The Enterprise Center in West Philly for birthday cake celebrating what would have been Philly boxing icon “Smokin” Joe Frazier’s 70th birthday.

FLANKING former Cruiserweight World Champ Steve “USS” Cunningham at Joe Frazier 70th Birthday Celebration are AFSCME DC 47 Next Wave Co-Chair Dave Krain and Veteran Boxers Association Dir. Fred Druding, Jr.

FLANKING former Cruiserweight World Champ Steve “USS” Cunningham at Joe Frazier 70th Birthday Celebration are AFSCME DC 47 Next Wave Co-Chair Dave Krain and Veteran Boxers Association Dir. Fred Druding, Jr.

COUNCILWOMAN Jannie Blackwell, 3rd from left, joins Philly Boxing’s Hart family on stage at Joe Frazier’s 70th Birthday Celebration. They thanked Councilwoman for her unwavering support of Philly boxing community.

COUNCILWOMAN Jannie Blackwell, 3rd from left, joins Philly Boxing’s Hart family on stage at Joe Frazier’s 70th Birthday Celebration. They thanked Councilwoman for her unwavering support of Philly boxing community.

PHILLY BOXING Brass of the past, present and future gathered to honor Philly boxing icon Joe Frazier on what would have been champ’s 70th birthday. Like Dr. Martin Luther King, Frazier was a January baby.

PHILLY BOXING Brass of the past, present and future gathered to honor Philly boxing icon Joe Frazier on what would have been champ’s 70th birthday. Like Dr. Martin Luther King, Frazier was a January baby.

VETERAN BOXERS Association Dir. Fred Druding, Jr. holds bell during 10-Count as part of Joe Frazier 70th Birthday Celebration as the champ's daughter MC Judge Jacqui Frazier-Lyde looks on.

VETERAN BOXERS Association Dir. Fred Druding, Jr. holds bell during 10-Count as part of Joe Frazier 70th Birthday Celebration as the champs daughter MC Judge Jacqui Frazier-Lyde looks on.

CATCHING UP at Joe Frazier 70th Birthday Celebration were former Super-Middleweight Champ Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer, legendary Philly Middleweight Bobby “Boogaloo” Watts, Veteran Boxers Association Director Fred Druding, Jr., former Jr-Middleweight Champ Buster Drayton and VBA President Charlie Sgrillo.

CATCHING UP at Joe Frazier 70th Birthday Celebration were former Super-Middleweight Champ Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer, legendary Philly Middleweight Bobby “Boogaloo” Watts, Veteran Boxers Association Director Fred Druding, Jr., former Jr-Middleweight Champ Buster Drayton and VBA President Charlie Sgrillo.

CHAMP LIVES ON in memory of these pugilistic veterans – and on t-shirt they display.

CHAMP LIVES ON in memory of these pugilistic veterans – and on t-shirt they display.

THREE GOOD PALS turned out in honor of Smokin’ Joe Frazier’s birthday: Laborers’ activist Omar Sabir, LDC leader Ryan Boyer and Congressman Bob Brady’s aide and man about town Ducky Birts.

THREE GOOD PALS turned out in honor of Smokin’ Joe Frazier’s birthday: Laborers’ activist Omar Sabir, LDC leader Ryan Boyer and Congressman Bob Brady’s aide and man about town Ducky Birts.

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