Daily Archives: November 8, 2011
Retired heavyweight Boxing Champion Smoking Joe Frazier lost his fight last night with liver cancer.
The 67-year-old Frazier, who was in hospice care, died last night after being diagnosed with liver cancer in October, Darren Prince, a spokesman for the Frazier family, confirmed in an e-mail.
Muhammad Ali, who was beaten by Frazier in “The Fight Of The Century” and forever indebted to Frazier for keeping him afloat during his draft dodging ordeal with the U.S. government, released a statement to ESPN saying,
“The world has lost a great champion. I will always remember Joe with respect and admiration. My sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.”