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Joe Frazier

Boxing Great Dies at 67

11/7/2011 8:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1107_joe_frazier_bn"Smokin" Joe Frazier died this evening after battling liver cancer ... according to the boxing legend's agent.

The former heavyweight champ was diagnosed just last month with liver cancer.

Darren Prince tells TMZ Frazier passed away at home in Philadelphia just over an hour ago. He was surrounded by his family.

Joe fought Muhammad Ali three times in the 70s ... defeating him in '71. Their last battle was the legendary "Thrilla in Manilla."

Joe Frazier was 67 years old.

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stlrockn    

God bless Joe Frazier. A legend in the annals of heavyweight
Boxing history. Joe stoood 5'10" and weighed about 210lbs.
in his prime. In this era of huge heavyweights standing 6'6"
and 260...lbs. Believe me that every one of them thanks God that they are not seeing Joe frazier standing in the other
corner at their next fight. He gave all every time he stepped into the ring. RIP Joe. You earned it.

978 days ago
47.

miller    

Joe always came across like a truly sincere and decent human being. So rare these days, and such a loss.

It's almost hard to say stuff like this nowadays, but in his case we can all say it together and straight up: he was a great American and a true champion.

978 days ago
48.

Criss    

That sucks!

978 days ago
49.

moxie    

Sorry to hear this news...RIP champ.

978 days ago
50.

ViableV    

Joe Frazier, Heavyweight Champion of the World. Thank you for the great boxing moments that you've provided us. May god bless your spirit always. Rest in peace, you will be missed.

978 days ago
51.

Hillbilly102    

Joe always comported himself like a gentleman; Instead of Smokin Joe he should have been known as "Gentleman Joe"!

978 days ago
52.

Muppet    

I jus*****ched him on television last night. Rest in peace Champ.

978 days ago
53.

Fred Farkel    

67 years old.

My god.

I'm going to go buy a buriel plot today.

A nice one. Near a tree - with a view.

978 days ago
54.

Ishcabibble    

This guy was as good as it gets. Pure class. I am so sorry to hear of his suffering and passing. RIP

978 days ago
55.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

R.I.P Smokin Joe. You were a bad mutha....

978 days ago
56.

stevebeagle    

Godspeed Joe.

978 days ago
57.

Cheryl A.    

Rest in Peace, Mr. Joe.

My mother died of liver cancer too. Very painful and no way to track it. She did not drink or smoke.

I enjoyed The thrilla in Manilla

978 days ago
58.

dman    

What does someones Mother, making money on the internet have to do with the passing o*****reat champ?

978 days ago
59.

assmouth     

Great boxer. One of the best left hooks ever.
Sad day for Philly. May he rest in peace

978 days ago
60.

melliemel    

So sad that cancer still has not been erradicated. RIP, Joe Frasier

978 days ago
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