Boxing Legend Joe Frazier Passes Away

by Sheela Philomena on  November 8, 2011 at 1:01 PM Celebrity Health News
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Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier dies after battle with liver cancer.

The Frazier family has confirmed the news in a statement, ABC News reports.
 Boxing Legend Joe Frazier Passes Away
Boxing Legend Joe Frazier Passes Away

"We The Family of the 1964 Olympic Boxing Heavyweight Gold Medalist, Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion and International Boxing Hall of Fame Member Smokin' Joe Frazier, regrets to inform you of his passing," the statement said.

"He transitioned from this life as 'One of God's Men,' on the eve of November 7, 2011 at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We thank you for your prayers for our Father and vast outpouring of love and support," it added.

Sixty-seven-year-old Frazier, known as "Smokin' Joe", won the Olympic heavyweight boxing gold medal for the United States in 1964 in Tokyo and held the world heavyweight boxing crown from 1970 to 1973.

He won the first of three classic bouts with Muhammad Ali, the so-called Fight of the Century, in New York in 1971.

Source: ANI

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