10/18/2006 Add a comment

There are few things sadder than articles about retired boxers, guys who took numerous beatings to the head and now have nothing to show for it, swindled out of millions by botched investment deals, unscrupulous promoters, and their own hubris.

The Times profiles Joe Frazier, and apparently Mike Tyson is endorsing political candidates in Maryland, and that isn't helping anyone.

The quote in the title is Smokin' Joe's response to Ali, who always said he was ugly. As he puts it, “Ali kept calling me ugly, but I never thought of myself as being any uglier than him.” ben