Sunday, November 6, 2011

Joe Frazier has Cancer

Joe Frazier, former heavyweight world champion and famous for his trilogy of fights with Muhammad Ali, has liver cancer and was terminally ill.

The former boxer -67- was diagnosed four or five weeks ago, and he is in a hospice, told the AP personal adviser Leslie Wolff.

He said that doctors have told how lifetime Frazier's left.

"There are medical experts analyzing all possible alternatives," said Wolff. "There are very few possibilities, but that does not mean we stop looking. "

Frazier was the first fighter who defeated Ali to overthrow then won a decision of the judges in the so-called Fight of the Century in 1971.

He lost twice to Ali, including his legendary battle in Manila.

"Smokin Joe" was a small but fierce fighter who overwhelmed his opponents with a stream of hits, including his famous left hook.

It was that
blow that knocked down Ali in the 15th. assault on the "Fight of the Century" in 1971 at Madison Square Garden, in which each boxer won an unprecedented $ 2.5 million.

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