Found November 08, 2011 on
Pro Boxing Fans:
Late Monday evening, the world found out the terrible news that Joe Frazier died. Frazier was 67 years old, and gave into terminal liver cancer.
Boxing is a sport where few outsiders look out for the best interests of the men actually plying their trades in their ring. That's why most commonly, it's boxers who look out for one another. Upon hearing of Frazier's death, undefeated Floyd Mayweather stepped up to the plate for Frazier's family and announced he would pay for Frazier's funeral.On Twitter, Mayweather said:
RIP Smokin Joe. My thoughts and prayers go out to to the Frazier family. We lost an all time great tonight.
My Condolences go out to the family of the late great Joe Frazier. #TheMoneyTeam will pay for his Funeral services.
Mayweather also changed his image on his Twitter account to a picture of a young Frazier in his prime.
While the media prefers to focus on Mayweather's extravagant lifestyle, villainous public persona and ongoing legal trouble...
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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...
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....
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...
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.
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.