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Boxing Great Makes His Exit

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Legendary heavyweight boxer just sang his swan song and said goodbye recently. ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier was 67 years of age when he passed on.

He was one of the most passionate fighters who ever laced up a pair of boxing gloves. Never known to back down from any fighter of his time, he took on the best boxers in the world that time, taking ‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali to one of the best trilogies in boxing. The culminating fight of this match-up was the ‘Thrilla in Manila’ in 1975, one of the most iconic events in the history of boxing.

George Foreman, another great heavyweight at that time, only had kind words for him. He said that Joe was among the toughest he ever fought. He knocked Frazier down 6 times and every time he came back at him.

Don King said that Joe was among those fighters not scared of getting pummeled inside the ring like a human punching bag. He took on every punch that came his way and then he fought right back. Because of this, Joe became one of the most loved fighters in his time.

Muhammad Ali said that with Joe’s passing, the world lost one of the greatest champions ever.