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Nobody will ever forget what Joe Frazier did

By overcoming Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier reached out and touched greatness on a night that boxing hit the heights, writes Bob Mee
Joe Frazier
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JOE FRAZIER passed away on November 7, 2011. Here is our tribute to the heavyweight great as it appeared in the November 10, 2011 issue of Boxing News.

THE legend of Smokin’ Joe Frazier will live for as long as boxing bobs and weaves its maverick way forward into whatever craziness the future holds.

Frazier the man died on the night of Monday, November 7, aged 67, his body worn out by his last battle with cancer, and for anyone who can recall what it was like to be around when he was in his prime, the news was terribly sad.