Joe Frazier has just passed on, died as a result of liver cancer. Our condolences go out to his families. He was a man that took boxing to new heights during his reign from 1965 to 1976.
Smoking Joe was not the biggest boxer but he made up for that with a devastating left hook that knocked out Muhammad Ali. He took on Muhammad Ali in 3 massive fights in the 1970’s, including the epic “Thrilla in Manila”.
For years Frazier and Ali shared a major rivalry, with Frazier winning the heavy weight title in 1970 by defeating Jimmy Ellis in the ring in 1970. He defeated him successfully 4 times before losing it to George Foreman.
His death is seen as a major and very sad story globally. He was a major institution in himself.