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With a pair of boxing gloves draped over Joe Frazier's casket, the Rev. Jesse Jackson stood nearby and delivered a stirring knockout pitch for the fitting tribute he said the late heavyweight champion deserved, the immortal reward his family longed for in his life.
"He had the opportunity to live anywhere he wanted to live and go where he wanted to go and he stayed in Philadelphia," Peter Lyde said. "We're just thankful and grateful people are coming together now to celebrate him. Better late than never. We're thankful for all the city is doing."
Peter Lyde said there are discussions to name a bridge in Frazier's honor in his hometown of Beaufort, S.C.