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Old 08.11.2011, 16:06
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Boxing Legend Smokin Joe Frazier died age 67

Former Heavyweight boxer Smoking Joe Frrazier had died from liver cancer at age 67.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/boxing/15633174.stm

I saw a 2009 documentery "Thriller in Manilla" and it showed him as a bitter man, living above a boxing gym that he owned. He hated Ali with a passion and hated the fact that even when he won the Heavyweight Championship belt by beating Ali, he still never got the adoration he felt he deserved as champ, that still went to Ali.

iAt least he can have some peace now.




Following the death of Joe Frazier, Mike Costello will take a journey back to the 1970s, when heavyweight boxing ruled the sporting planet, for a boxing special on BBC Radio 5 live Sport on Wednesday. You can listen to 'When They Were Kings' from 2130 GMT
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Old 08.11.2011, 16:24
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Re: Boxing Legend Smokin Joe Frazier died age 67

I wish I was around when Ali, Frazier and Foreman were in their prime.
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