Black Ancestors : Smoking JOE FRAZIER .......Dies

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  1. $$RICH$$

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    Boxing Legend Joe Frazier Dies

    The former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat in the 'Fight of the Century' passes away at age 67.
    Joe Frazier Dead: Former Heavyweight Champion Dies At 67

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    FILE - In this March 8, 1971 file photo, boxer Joe Frazier is directed to the ropes by referee Arthur Marcante after knocking down Muhammad Ali during the 15th round of the title bout in Madison Square Garden in New York. Frazier won the bout over Ali by decision

    PHILADELPHIA — He beat Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century, battled him nearly to the death in the Thrilla in Manila. Then Joe Frazier spent the rest of his life trying to fight his way out of Ali's shadow.
    That was one fight Frazier never could win.
    He was once a heavyweight champion, and a great one at that. Ali would say as much after Frazier knocked him down in the 15th round en route to becoming the first man to beat Ali at Madison Square Garden in March 1971.
    But he bore the burden of being Ali's foil, and he paid the price. Bitter for years about the taunts his former nemesis once threw his way, Frazier only in recent times came to terms with what happened in the past and said he had forgiven Ali for everything he said.
    Frazier, who died Monday night after a brief battle with liver cancer at the age of 67, will forever be linked to Ali. But no one in boxing would ever dream of anointing Ali as The Greatest unless he, too, was linked to Smokin' Joe.
    "You can't mention Ali without mentioning Joe Frazier," said former AP boxing writer Ed Schuyler Jr. "He beat Ali, don't forget that."
    They fought three times, twice in the heart of New York City and once in the morning in a steamy arena in the Philippines. They went 41 rounds together, with neither giving an inch and both giving it their all.
    In their last fight in Manila in 1975, they traded punches with a fervor that seemed unimaginable among heavyweights. Frazier gave almost as good as he got for 14 rounds, then had to be held back by trainer Eddie Futch as he tried to go out for the final round, unable to see.

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    R.I.P
    Brother Joe Frazier
     
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    Joe Frazier Liver Cancer
    PHILADELPHIA — Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier has liver cancer and is under hospice care.
    The 67-year-old boxer was diagnosed four or five weeks ago, Frazier's personal and business manager said Saturday. Leslie Wolff told The Associated Press that doctors have not yet told Frazier how long he has to live.
    "We have medical experts looking into the all the options that are out there," Wolff said. "There are very few. But that doesn't mean we're going to stop looking."
    Wolff, who has been Frazier's manager for seven years, said the boxer had been in out and out of the hospital since early October and receiving hospice treatment the last week.
    "We appreciate every prayer we can get," Wolff said. "I've got everybody praying for him. We"ll just keep our fingers crossed and hope for a miracle."
    But Joe later lose the fight to cancer
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    My thoughts and prayer go out to his family and friends, may he rest he peace.
     
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    As'e to the god....

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    tru dat one of our boxing legends will never be forgotten
     
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    ~~REST IN PARADISE~~ Brother Joe!!!
     
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    My thoughts and prayers to his family...He was a "soulja" to the end.
     
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    R.I.P.
     
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    Rest in Peace ... :grouphug:

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    One of the greatest. I was annoyed at a dude on the job who never heard of him
     
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