My Friend, Smokin’ Joe Frazier – The People’s Champion and Real Hero

ADI’s Chairman, Van D. Hipp, Jr., wrote the following op-ed for following the death of Joe Frazier.

By Van Hipp
Fox News
November 12, 2011

Growing up as a boy in the South Carolina Low Country, I was, like all of my friends, a Smokin’ Joe fan.

Frazier, the son of a Beaufort, South Carolina sharecropper and one of twelve children, had a big heart both inside and outside of the ring.

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