Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Good-bye Smokin' Joe

Frazier served Ali his first Heavyweight defeat.

Frazier had a brilliant career but is best known in the boxing world for his trilogy of fights against Ali. I remember watching these fights as a young boy with my Great-Grandfather (who fought a dozen professional matches under the name 'Tiger Smith') who loved all things boxing. My passion for the sport (such as it is now-adays) began in that small, farm-house sitting room and was flamed by stars such as Joe Frazier and his exciting matches against Ali. Frazier passed away yesterday.

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