Found November 08, 2011 on
Pro Boxing Fans:
I was deeply saddened to hear that Joe Frazier passed away earlier today, like I’m sure most of the boxing world was. He was a living legend and right up to his passing was so dedicated to the sport that bought him fame and fortune.
Whilst most people will remember Joe for his trilogy of fights with Ali, I remember him with deep affection for a totally different reason... It was Joe and his son Marvis that first got me involved in boxing.
Story by Gianluca Rio Di Caro
In late 2005, whilst I was recovering from a serious illness, I traveled to Philadelphia to spend some time with my fiancee Marianne Marston, who was there on an extended business trip.
The day I arrived in Philly Marianne was particularly buoyant, not because I had made the trip but because that afternoon she had accidentally met with Joe in a coffee shop opposite our hotel.
Marianne, who had recently started boxing training with Choleton Senior in London, was recounting the story to me of how they me...
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You know those kinds of cancer people can eventually get better from, given the right treatment, and live in relative comfort for many years? Liver cancer is not one of those types. That Joe Frazier, the great boxing heavyweight, succumbed to one of the most unforgiving illnesses issadly, morbidly fitting, because Smokin' Joe's life was a series of no-win situations from...
Muhammad Ali is heading to Philadelphia for the funeral of Joe Frazier.
A spokesperson, handling funeral details for the Frazier family, tells NBC10 that Ali will arrive in Philadelphia on Sunday, and will attend Monday's services.
Frazier was the first man to beat Muhammad Ali, knocking him down and taking a decision in the so-called Fight of the Century in 1971. He would...
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- 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.
Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, has died after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67.
PHILADELPHIA -- The bitter rivalry between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier went beyond their epic clashes, spilling...
Detroit ring legend Emanuel Steward was at Cobo Arena when Smokin' Joe Frazier destroyed light-heavyweight king Bob Foster in their bout there 41 years ago.
Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, who hold all the major heavyweight belts, paid respect to Joe Frazier on Tuesday as one of the great heavyweight champions.
''My brother and I are very sad about the death of Joe Frazier,'' said Vitali Klitschko, the elder of the two brothers and the WBC champion. ''He was one of the really great heavyweights. He was a great...
Jim Ross tweeted during Raw that he would be at the show next Monday to take the Michael Cole Challenge:
I’ll be in Boston next week for the 3 hour Raw & I will take the Michael Cole Challenge whatever it that is. Is it a setup? Does it matter?
On a side note, R.I.P Smokin’ Joe Frazier.