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Mike Tyson

We Should Celebrate Joe Frazier

11/8/2011 7:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Mike Tyson
has issued a statement about the death of boxing icon Joe Frazier -- calling Joe's passing a "sad day" ... but saying we should "honor him by celebrating his accomplishments."

Tyson went to Twitter ... and wrote, "Frazier and Ali were quintessential, the apex of pedigree fighting in which each man would not give an inch until they were dead. Their era was competitive fighting at the highest level."

He added, "As a young fighter it has always been an honor to be compared to Frasier. My family and I are sending our sincerest condolences to the Joe Frazier family."

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cwc    

He was a great fighter. And I always had a lot of respect for him! RIP

1078 days ago
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JiLL1    

No way did Mike Tyson write that. Seems more eloquant than I've ever heard him

1078 days ago
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me    

there is no comparison between Joe Frazier and this headbutting ear biting rapist.

1078 days ago
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Keith    

How sad that you have to have a publicist write your Tweet. Tyson could have never wrote that, let alone spelled it correctly.

1078 days ago
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Jackie    

Ha ha...I doubt he wrote that twitter. He sounds dull in most of his interviews.

1078 days ago
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LadyD    

Heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences for the family o*****reat boxer. RIP Joe Frazier.

1078 days ago
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Muppet    

Whoever compared Tyson to Frazier has rocks in their head! Nothing alike at all!!!

1078 days ago
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Ingrid    

Mike Tyson wrote that? Hmmm. Who helped?!

1078 days ago
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Melissa    

Mike Tyson is obviously one of those celebrities that has someone else tweet for him. No way did he write that.

1078 days ago
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Jay W.     

Kind words from Mike "The Vampire Tyson."

1078 days ago
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fstblk    

R.I.P. Joe!!

1078 days ago
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Chuck D of Valpo    

A very nice statement made by "Iron" Mike Tyson. When Mike talked rationally, he would talk like that. I believe he made this remark about "Smokin'" Joe Frazier.

1078 days ago
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janet    

Joe Frazier had class. Mike Tyson never. Frazier was never an ear biting rapist. Tyson being compared to Joe Frazier is an insult.

1078 days ago
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Sassy    

Most computers and cell phones have spellcheck so he could have put that statement together. Maybe his wife chimed in too. Relax people. It's not about Mike, it's about Joe!!!!

1078 days ago
15.

Lin    

Respected fighter and human being.RIP Mr. Frazier.Deepest sympathy to the family as well...

1078 days ago
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