"Smokin" Joe Frazier Signed Everlast Boxing Glove

Joe Frazier Signed Boxing Robe


July 12, 2015

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September 12, 2014

9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) By KATHY MATHESON — Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.

Will they line up for pictures with a sculpture of real hometown champion Joe Frazier?

"Properly promoted, I think it would be much, much bigger than Rocky," said Robin Hazel, who was visiting the city recently from Ottawa, Canada. "Rocky is great, it's a movie. But Joe Frazier's real. And he's Philadelphia."

Artist Stephen Layne is finishing up a 9-foot-tall clay version of "Smokin' Joe" that captures Philly's local hero in mid-punch. Frazier became the first fighter to beat Muhammad Ali when he outslugged "The Greatest" for the heavyweight title in 1971.

Steering clear of the victorious, raised arms stance of the Rocky statue — which was originally a prop in "Rocky III" — Layne instead found his spark in a photo of Frazier flooring Ali with his powerful left hook. The moment captured in the sculpture reflects the work ethic of Frazier and the city he called home, said Layne.

"That pose of glory ... the Rocky pose, I don't think that's quite the vibe of Philadelphia," Layne said while working in his studio in the Fishtown neighborhood.

Layne, who was raised here, both attended and taught at the city's esteemed Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He said he felt drawn to the Frazier project because of the shared Philadelphia connection and a sense that artists, too, must be fighters to survive in their field.

"It was so obvious that (Frazier) was completely willing to get beat up ... so that he could achieve what he wanted," Layne said. "And I thought that was just an inspirational thing to watch."

Frazier won the 1964 Olympic gold medal in Tokyo and later finished with a professional record of 32-4-1, with 27 knockouts. Two of the losses were epic rematches with Ali, including the "Thrilla in Manila" in 1975.

When Frazier died of liver cancer three years ago at age 67, his place had long been cemented in sports history. Still, a public fundraising campaign for his memorial generated few contributions, so four major donors ponied up most of the $160,000 needed for the statue and its maintenance fund.

Two of Frazier's daughters, Weatta Collins and Renae Martin, said they are thrilled with Layne's work, noting the artist has been receptive to feedback from family members as the piece progressed.

"It's really long overdue," Collins said. "We're very happy that it's finally being done."

Layne plans to finish the clay work by the end of September. The statue will then go through a molding process before being cast in bronze and installed at Xfinity Live, an entertainment complex by the city's three sports stadiums. Frazier fought near the site at the now-demolished Spectrum.

The unveiling of the 1,800-pound likeness is expected next spring, probably in April, said Richard Hayden, an attorney for Xfinity Live.

"It's a bit silly to have a statue of someone that was never a professional boxer," du Croix said of Rocky. "It made the city of Philadelphia very famous, but they should have a statue of a great boxer — of Joe Frazier." 


December 05, 2012

Prince Marketing Group Licensing Deal on Behalf of Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier Estate
Prince Marketing Group negotiated a licensing deal with No Mas for them to add the Joe Frazier collection to its line of global icons that currently includes Muhammad Ali and Pele. Looks for t-shirts and robes to be out in 2013 licensed by The Estate of Joe Frazier. No Mas makes apparel, art and media, dedicated to “The Thrill of Victory and the Ecstasy of Defeat” and is known for exploring sports secret histories in both its products and original content. The sport culture focused brand is carried at independent and major stores internationally including Bloomingdaleʼs, Fred Segal, Collete in Paris, and on the No Mas website at www.nomas-nyc.com. Recent video projects include producing the animated short "Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No", which won a jury-prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and contributing animation to "Straight Outta LA", part of the Peabody Award winning ESPN 30 for 30 documentary series. 


November 12, 2012

Prince Marketing Group Appointed Licensing Agent by Estate of Smokin Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier Estate
Estate representatives of the late Smokin’ Joe Frazier have appointed Prince Marketing Group, who has served as the agent for Olympic and Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion Smokin’ Joe Frazier since 1994, to take care of the legend’s legacy. Frazier was diagnosed with liver cancer in late September 2011 and admitted to hospice care, passing away on November 7, 2011. Daughters of the late Smokin’ Joe, Renae Martin and Weata Colins, were named trustees of his estate and have called on officials at Prince Marketing Group to take over exclusive licensing responsibilities linked to their father. The firm will manage all areas of licensing and merchandising of the Champion’s name and likeness. Prince Marketing Group will also oversee the preservation and archiving of Frazier memorabilia, as well as life story rights in preparation for future exploitation and film participation interests. Darren Prince, CEO of Prince Marketing Group, added “Not only was Smokin’ Joe half of the greatest rivalry in the history of world sports (Frazier-Ali), but he was an incredible human being whose legacy we plan on carrying on forever.” Prince Marketing Group’s commercial licensing experience, together with the Joe Frazier Estate, are uniquely positioned to offer both image and personality rights efficiently for corporate clients and advertising due to the extensive collection of images in the archive.


September 12, 2012

Philly Mayor Wants Joe Frazier Statue

The mayor of Philadelphia kicked off a campaign Wednesday to raise money for a statue of hometown boxing great Joe Frazier, a tribute he called "long overdue. "Joined by members of Frazier's family, Mayor Michael Nutter praised the onetime heavyweight champion as a fearless, determined fighter and "a good human being" who gave back to the community. Joe Frazier fought as a Philadelphian, and now it's our turn to fight for Joe's memory by erecting a statue that captures his indomitable spirit," Nutter said. The $150,000 fundraising goal includes money for maintenance of the memorial. Frazier's statue will be placed at Xfinity Live, an entertainment complex near Philadelphia's three sports stadiums. www.FrazierStatue.com is live to provide information and solicit donations.



March 12, 2012

Playboy Gives Legendary Champion Smokin’ Joe Frazier A Final Send-off

Joe Frazier, the great former heavyweight champion, died of liver cancer in November, but not before granting writer Katherine Dunn a lengthy interview that she turned into a terrific portrait of the man. Frazier is best known as the boxer who defeated Muhammad Ali on March 8, 1971, in the most famous bout in history, but Dunn paints an indelible picture of Joe Frazier the man in her profile that appears in the March issue of Playboy. She takes you inside Frazier's personal life with vivid details. She tells how, despite being blind in one eye, he repeatedly managed to pass eye examinations. She writes of his long-time relationship with Denise Menz, who was at Frazier's side when he finally succumbed to liver cancer. Menz went from being the other woman to his constant companion, the most significant figure in his life. She helped guide him through his post-retirement years with skill and aplomb. The best stuff, though, is when she talks about the pressure Frazier felt in 1971 in the build-up to the first Ali fight. Frazier was protected by the police but still didn't feel safe. It's a wonderful piece about a fascinating man and one of the greatest boxers ever.



January 24, 2012

Joe Frazier Film In The Works, Headed Up By Darren Prince

It has been a longtime coming. Word is that The Joe Frazier story will be coming to a Hollywood screen near you in the hopefully not-to-distant future. Prince Marketing Group, headed up by Darren Prince, has repped Frazier since 1994, and will continue to do so after his passing. PMG will exclusively represent the Smokin’ Joe Frazier name and likeness for licensing and endorsement deals as well as life story rights for a motion picture and all business related projects. Prince says that a major-league director is moving forward with the Frazier film project. Stay tuned...



May 04, 2011

Smokin Joe Frazier And The Knockouts

Smokin' Joe Frazier And The Knockouts. World Heavyweight Boxing Champion is hitting the road with his knockouts. Available for Casinos, Fairs, Festivals, Nightclubs and Parks World Wide.



March 08, 2011

PMG Negotiates Joe Frazier Photograph Collection

Muhammad Ali Enterprises, through Prince Marketing Group, has purchased the name, image, and likeness rights from Joe Frazier for 25 photographs that depict Ali and Frazier's legendary rivalry. The International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) rates Frazier among the ten greatest heavyweights of all time. He is an inductee of both the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Please contact Prince Marketing Group to find out more about use of these photos on licensed products and services.

Frazier Photograph Collection



January 07, 2011

Joe Frazier at FX "Lights Out" Premiere

Smokin' Joe Frazier and "Irish" Micky Ward attended the press conference and red carpet premiere of FX's new show, "Lights Out" in New York City. "Lights Out" stars Holt McCallany as an aging former heavyweight boxing champion who struggles to find his identity and support his wife and three daughters after retiring from the ring. Financial problems leave him at a perilous crossroads - battling the urge to return to boxing or reluctantly accepting a job as a brutal and intimidating debt collector. "Lights Out" premieres Tuesday, January 11th at 10PM EST. For more information, visit www.fxnetworks.com

FX "Lights Out" Premier - Joe Frazier, Holt McCallany and Micky Ward on the Red Carpet



January 05, 2011

2011 Leaf Muhammad Ali Set Features Joe Frazier

Leaf has released images of their upcoming 2011 Muhammad Ali trading card set and the product is promising for fans of “The Greatest.” Configured similarly to products like Upper Deck's Ultimate Collection or Panini's Timeless Treasures, each box will feature a few base cards and three "hits," which include two autographs from opponents, associates, and "Fans of Ali." Prince Marketing Group negotiated the rights for Leaf to use five of their biggest celebrities in the set, including Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Mickey Rourke, Hulk Hogan, Roy Jones Jr. and Smokin’ Joe Frazier.

Leaf Trading Cards   



October 28, 2010

Smokin' Joe Helps Raise $110,000

There has never been a Turning Point Gala like the one we enjoyed last Thursday evening. You deserve a huge amount of credit for creating the "excitement factor" that will keep the evening crisp in our memories for years to come. We had a full house at the Crystal Plaza and brought in nearly $110,000 to help support our treatment programs. The consensus among attendees is that your rocking' delivery of "Mustang Sally" was the highlight of the night! We deeply appreciate your willingness to sign autographs, pose for photos with our guests and stay for virtually the entire event. This Gala was a fabulous and successful celebration of how far Turning Point has come in 35 years. We owe so much of this success to your gracious, fun-loving and remarkable generosity of spirit.

Turning Point Welcome Flyer Turning Point Thank You Letter



October 06, 2010

Smokin' Joe Frazier VIP Event at Palms Hotel

PMG's Smokin' Joe Frazier celebrated the 35th anniversary of Ali-Frazier III "Thrilla in Manila" by hosting a VIP meet and greet event at the Palms hotel and casino in Las Vegas at the High Limit Lounge on Oct 1st. He took pictures and signed autographs with fans.

Joe Frazier - High Limit Lounge - Palms Hotel and Casino - Oct 1st 2010



September 17, 2010

Joe Frazier appears at Trade Show

PMG’s Smokin Joe Frazier appeared at the International association of Chiefs of police convention for Digital Ally's trade show booth to meet and greet VIP's on October 25th at the Orange County convention center in Orlando, FL. Frazier signed autographs and took pictures with guests in attendance. Digital Ally is a technology-driven company specializing in advanced digital video police cameras and law enforcement surveillance equipment.


On behalf of Digital Ally, I would like to send a resounding "Thank You" to Smokin’ Joe Frazier for his recent appearance in our booth at the 2010 IACP Convention.  Joe was extremely gracious, even going as far as setting with the dinner staff for photos.  He is truly a class act and brought our event to another level.  It was refreshing to be in the presence of such greatness, without the ego.

Thank you again,
Stanton Ross, CEO

Joe Frazier Signing Autographs for VIP's at Digital Ally's booth

Joe Frazier Sign for Digital Ally's booth



May 12, 2010

Joe Frazier and Evel Knievel Get Fathead Deal

PMG has negotiated licensing deals for Smokin Joe Frazier and Evel Knievel to have their own FATHEADS made by the Iconic brand.  They will be due out later this year and can be purchased by going to www.fathead.com




January 23, 2010

Joe Frazier at The Legends of The Sport Event

Prince Marketing Group booked longtime client Legendary Heavyweight boxing champion Smokin' Joe Frazier to host the first Legend of the Sport series inside Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo. Fans crowded into the ultimate sports venue to watch "Thrilla in Manila" as Frazier recounted his glory days. After a Q & A session, Frazier was presented with a Legend of the Sport trophy thanking him for his contribution to the sport and being part of the series. The crowd then stood and sang as a large birthday cake was brought out in honor of Frazier's 66th. Frazier thanked everyone for coming and then went to a private luxury box to sign autographs and take photos with the fans.

Legends Of The Sport - Joe Frazier - Presentation

Legends Of The Sport - Joe Frazier - Award



January 20, 2010

Joe Frazier Licensing Deal With Pyramid International

Pyramid International, a multinational company that produces a wide variety of products including calendars, art prints, stickers, button badges, badge packs, lenticular posters, accessory packs, postcards, and canvas prints in addition to their ever increasing line of posters, is pleased to announce a licensing agreement to produce posters featuring longtime client and boxing legend, Joe Frazier. The deal was negotiated through Prince Marketing Group, who has been entrusted as the representation for the intellectual property of Smokin’ Joe. The poster will portray Frazier alongside longtime rival, Muhammad Ali. Posters will be on sale in mid to late February and available for purchase here.  Oneposter.com

Muhammad Ali / Joe Frazier Poster - Results - Kalinsky Muhammad Ali / Joe Frazier Poster - Super Fight II - Kalinsky



September 17, 2009

Joe Frazier Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

On September 4, 2009, Smokin’ Joe Frazier served as an Honorary Co-Chairperson for the 2009 Charity Awards Dinner held in Washington, DC. Frazier was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Charity Awards Gala is an annual event that celebrates the giving of people and organizations. For the past 30 years, the Charity Awards has honored outstanding men and women in the public and private sectors for their work on behalf of others. Frazier participated in a media and dinner committee reception, held before the event, as well as  staying for over an hour after the dinner to honor each and every fan’s autograph request and participate in each photo request. Alongside Frazier, presidential historian and advisor Doug Wead, music entertainer and movie star Pat Boone, and Fox News host and past presidential candidate Mike Huckabee were in attendance.

Fraizer Lifetime Achievement Award



July 07, 2009

Joe Frazier at Michael Jackson Memorial

Smokin' Joe Frazier, Darren Prince and Joey Gamberale at the Michael Jackson Memorial at Staples Center on July 7th 2009.

Joe Frazier at Michael Jackson Memorial



May 06, 2009

T-Mobile and Joe Frazier Present the TKO Challenge in Philadelphia

On Wednesday, May 6th, 2009, Joe Frazier, on behalf of T-Mobile, took pictures with adoring fans and signed autographs for everyone in attendance at Liberty Place in Philadelphia. The T-Mobile TKO Challenge was designed to help the citizens of Philadelphia save money on their wireless bill by helping them find out if they could pay less for wireless service. T-Mobile challenged wireless customers to “climb into the ring” and go a round to learn how to save money on their wireless bill by using http://www.billshrink.com/, an independent 3rd party website. Smokin’ Joe arrived early and stayed late to accommodate the long line of fans that simply wanted an autograph and to have their pictures taken with the Olympic Gold medalist and World Heavyweight Champion.

Joe Frazier - T-Mobile



May 02, 2009

Thrilla in Manila - HBO Documentary Films

An Official Selection at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, THRILLA IN MANILA chronicles one of the bitterest sports face-offs ever, recounting a tale of personal betrayal that was stoked by the racial politics of 1970s America. Featuring archival footage and exclusive interviews with boxing insiders, including Ferdie Pacheco, Butch Lewis and Dave Wolf, as well as Imelda Marcos, former First Lady of the Philippines, the documentary tells the story of two great fighters forever linked by three epic bouts, and looks at their final fight, considered the most brutal, from Frazier's perspective for the first time.

Directed by John Dower ("Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of The New York Cosmos"), THRILLA IN MANILA deftly tracks an extraordinary personal battle between two friends, and captures the poignant moment in the socio-cultural history of the country when they became American sports icons and legends. While Ali was a symbol of the civil rights struggle and anti-Vietnam War movement, Frazier was cast as the symbol of the pro-war, conservative segment of American society, some would say unfairly.

In 1967, Ali was stripped of his heavyweight crown after refusing induction into the armed forces. The film reveals how Frazier subsequently befriended Ali and supported the renewal of his boxing license and status, showing the intense feelings of betrayal he felt after Ali returned to the ring in 1970 and subjected him to race-baiting attacks.

THRILLA IN MANILA is part of a compelling night of boxing programming that also includes the return of the Emmy(r)-winning HBO Sports reality franchise "24/7" and an intriguing battle between two of the sport's most formidable competitors. Debuting at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT), "Pacquiao/Hatton 24/7" sets the stage for the May 2 pay-per-view junior welterweight showdown between reigning pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Ricky Hatton, his engaging British opponent. The 12-round "World Championship Boxing" middleweight bout between Winky Wright and Paul Williams will be seen live from Las Vegas at 10:00 p.m. (ET)/7:00 p.m. (PT).

HBO Documentary Films and HBO Sports Present A Darlow Smithson Production; narrated by Liev Schreiber; produced and directed by John Dower; executive producers, John Smithson and Elinor Day; executive producer for British Channel 4, Andrew Mackenzie; director of photography, Stephen Standen; editors, Nicholas Packer and Kate Spankie.


The Morning Joe - Taking with Frazier about the film


April 20, 2009

Tyson Movie Premiere

Heavyweight Champions Smokin' Joe Frazier and Iron Mike Tyson at the screening of "Tyson"

Joe Frazier and Mike Tyson - Tyson Movie Premier



February 02, 2009

Joe Frazier Signs With Ring Magazine and Affliction

Smokin’ Joe Frazier has agreed to a deal with apparel giant, Affliction. The licensing deal consists of t-shirts with each images from his previous Ring Magazine covers. Shirts can be purchased at all Nordstrom locations across the country.

Affliction with Smokin’ Joe Frazier And Darren Prince



December 11, 2008

Joe Frazier Appears with Beyonce Knowles

Smokin' Joe Frazier appeared in the company of Beyonce Knowles at Gotham magazine's annual gala in New York. Frazier was a special guest and spent much of the evening meeting and greeting fans at the event.

Smokin' Joe Frazier - Beyonce Knowles



December 05, 2008

Joe Frazier Signs with EA Sports

Prince Marketing Group has negotiated three-year licensing deals with video game industry giant, Electronic Arts, for Smokin’ Joe Frazier. He will be among several legends featured in the interactive entertainment software, "Fight Night 4". The fourth installment of the highly successful boxing game is descended from the lineage of the Knockout Kings series of games.

EA Sports   



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