Boxer 'Smokin' Joe Frazier died after a battle with liver cancer. Joseph William 'Joe' Frazier (January 12, 1944 - November 7, 2011) a former Olympic and Undisputed World Heavyweight boxing champion, whose professional career lasted from 1965 to 1976, with a brief comeback in 1981. Frazier defeated Ali on points in the highly anticipated 'Fight of the Century'. The International Bo

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Boxer 'Smokin' Joe Frazier died after a battle with liver cancer. Joseph William 'Joe' Frazier (January 12, 1944 - November 7, 2011) a former Olympic and Undisputed World Heavyweight boxing champion, whose professional career lasted from 1965 to 1976, with a brief comeback in 1981. Frazier defeated Ali on points in the highly anticipated 'Fight of the Century'. The International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) rates Frazier among the ten greatest heavyweights of all time. PICTURED: Nov. 13, 2006 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Former world heavy wieght boxing champion 'Smokin' JOE' FRAZIER laughs inside his North Philadelphia gym. Frazier, who is best known for his trilogy of fights with M. Ali will step into the ring with Memphis Mayor W. Herenton for a fund raiser on November 30 at the Peabody Hotel. The 62-year-old Frazier will go up against the 66-year-old mayor and former amateur boxing champ. (Credit Image: © Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal/ZUMAPRESS.com)

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