Dear Mr. Farah:
A little food for thought about the media hoopla of the passing of Muhammad Ali vs. the passing of Joe Frazier.
Muhammad Ali was from what can be described as a lower middle class family in Louisville. Ali reportedly never worked a day in his life. Compare that to Joe Frazier. As young as 8, Joe Frazier picked cotton in the scorching fields of South Carolina. (His mother smoked a pipe made from corn cob.) When Frazier got married at 16 and moved to Philly, he began working long days in the slaughterhouses. Frazier was also recognized as a very hard worker in the gym, sometimes sparring for 30 straight minutes. ... continue reading »