Joe Frazier would like to knock out AOL

23.12.05 - Smokin Joe Frazier was disturbed to find his name recently associated on AOL's site with the repugnant concept of a video boxing game called Face-Off and its focus on bouts decided by how many "Low Blows & Head Butts" are committed. Joe knows the damage boxing can do and is upset that this "dirty" game concept that AOL is promoting would in anyway associate his name in their promotional copy.. Even at that they spelled his name wrong. Perhaps the copywriter had received one too many head butts.

Les Wolff, CEO of the Philadelphia based Smart Marketing Group which manages Joe's business and marketing operations made numerous attempts by phone and e-mail to reach the legal and marketing departments of AOL as well as the CEO's office to request they stop using Joe's name. The end result is he was ignored. Perhaps management was too tired from delivering "low blows and head butts" to Microsoft recently to respond.

Joe wants his fans to know that in no way would he recommend "Low Blows & Head Butts" to an adult, yet a child even in a game format. Joe feels that AOL has tainted his reputation and violated his rights by associating his name in an unauthorized manner.

Article posted on 23.12.2005

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