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11-07-2011, 08:20 PM
"Smokin'" Joe Frazier has passed away earlier today, he'd been diagnosed with liver cancer in september.


Nov 7, 2011 - Philadelphia boxing legend and former undisputed heavyweight champion "Smokin' " Joe Frazier has passed away at 67. Frazier was diagnosed with liver cancer in late September. His condition never appeared to improve and he was moved to hospice care earlier this month. Frazier is best known for his fights with Muhammad Ali and George Foreman which defined a generation.

Though he was born in South Carolina, it was Philadelphia that Joe called home. Scenes from the movie Rocky were taken from real life experiences which Frazier was never credited for. His rivalry with Ali was built upon "the Fight of the Century" and "the Thrilla in Manilla". These fights didn't just change the face of boxing but also had a deeper impact socially not just in the United States but the whole world.

Frazier is survived by his sons.

11-07-2011, 08:53 PM

11-07-2011, 08:54 PM
Sad! One of the Heavyweights greats only lost to Ali and Foreman in their primes.

I saw Joe last month and he seemed in good health and spirits.

11-07-2011, 08:54 PM
Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!

11-07-2011, 08:56 PM

I always liked Frazier more than Ali.

11-07-2011, 08:57 PM
liver cancer is a bitch

Mr. Dylanja
11-07-2011, 09:26 PM
Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!

Should've been the title.