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Burt Watson Recalls Frazier's Gift to Mandela

FRAZIER'S EX-MANAGER RECALLS MANDELA'S GREAT GIFT
By Dan Gelston, Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Frazier was humbled, and had to find the right symbolic gift to present to Nelson Mandela.

Smokin' Joe wanted Mandela to know he was a true champion.


No autographed picture, no robe, no gloves. Those wouldn't be good enough for this. Frazier, instead, picked the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship belt he was awarded after defeating Muhammad Ali in 1971.

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