Philly Art Commission OKs Frazier statue design

Joe Frazier has won another decision more than two years after

his death: The Philadelphia Art Commission has unanimously approved

a design for a statue honoring the former heavyweight boxing


KYW-TV ( ) reports the sculpture will

depict Frazier landing a left hook that knocked down Muhammad Ali

during their 1971 title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York


Plans for the statue to honor Frazier, who died Nov. 7, 2011,

were delayed when the original sculptor, Lawrence Nowlan, died in


Philadelphia sculptor Stephen Layne submitted the design

approved Wednesday.

Layne says, ”I chose that pivotal point in his career where he

knocks down Ali” noting Frazier ”simply stood right back up and

walked back to his corner as if it was just another job to


Information from: KYW-TV,