Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 | 2:26 p.m.
Former heavyweight boxing champion “Smokin’ ” Joe Frazier hosted the first Legend of the Sport series at Lagasse’s Stadium in the Palazzo on Friday. Fans crowded into the ultimate sports venue to watch the Thrilla in Manila as Joe recounted his glory days.
After a Q&A session, Joe was presented with a Legend of the Sport trophy thanking him for his contribution to boxing and being part of the new Palazzo series. The crowd then stood and sang “Happy Birthday” as a large cake was presented in honor of Joe’s 66th birthday.
Joe thanked everyone for coming and then went to a private luxury box to sign autographs and take photos with fans. Our contributing photographer Scott Harrison and IS Photography were onsite to capture the round-by-round action, as was our loyal Vegas DeLuxe reader Richard Corey.
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