LANCASTER, PA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) As the boxing world mourns the passing of heavyweight great Joe Frazier, who died yesterday at the age of 67, one of his die hard fans paid him a unique, yet fitting tribute.
In the movie Rocky, Sylvestor Stallone’s title character is shown in a meat locker getting in shape by pounding a side of beef, inspired by a young Joe Frazier, who worked in a slaughterhouse and practiced his punches on hanging slabs of meat.
Morris Lester, a resident of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, dined on a side of beef the boxing legend pummeled over fifteen years ago during a publicity event; Frazier was on hand to mark the opening of a new steakhouse. Lester had the slab cut, packaged and frozen. (more…)