Memphis, Tennessee Mayor WILLIE HERENTON can add boxing champ to his resume after beating former heavyweight champion JOE FRAZIER in a quirky charity match last night (30NOV06).
The two friends, who are both in their sixties, stepped into the ring for three one-minute rounds and Herenton, a former amateur boxing champion, was declared the winner of the punchy affair.
Frazier, 62, held the world's heavyweight title from 1968 to 1973 and retired from boxing in 1976. He now runs a gym in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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