Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier has lost his battle with liver cancer, his family tells Action News.The fights between Frazier and Ali were monumental. That was a time when both men were in the prime of their athletic powers and the heavyweight championship really meant something.
Late Monday night, the family of Smokin' Joe Frazier issued this statement:
"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. He transitioned from this life as "One of God's Men," on the eve of November 7, 2011at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We thank you for your prayers for our Father and vast outpouring of love and support.
Respectfully, we request time to grieve privately as a family. Our father's home going celebration will be announced as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding."
Recently, the 67-year-old boxer has been in hospice care.
Monday, November 07, 2011
The legendary heavyweight boxing champion "Smokin' Joe" Frazier has died:
Posted by Rick Moore on 11/07/2011