Ali, Frazier Feud May Be Easing

By | February 12, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Singer Alicia Keys may have done a lot more than just keep harmony when she sang ‘America the Beautiful’ at the NBA All-Star Game. During the song, former heavyweight champions Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier were seen standing arm-in-arm at courtside.

The two have been beefing over the years about the rivalry that fueled their three heavyweight bouts during the 1970’s. But in recent years, both men have been extending olive branches to each other.

After their daughters fought in a boxing match last year, Frazier said he had put aside his feud with Ali – but hinted that while Ali had apologized in the media, he hadn’t done so in person.

No word whether that happened yesterday – but seeing the two of them together seemed to be a public hint that their feud is now in the past.

Alicia Keys’ debut album is called ‘Songs in A Minor.’

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