Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan - Boxing: ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier loses fight with cancer

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan - Boxing: ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier loses fight with cancer: "oe Frazier, the former undisputed heavyweight champ famed for his epic fights against Muhammad Ali, died on Monday after a brief but brave battle with liver cancer. He was 67. The family issued a statement confirming Frazier’s death late Monday night. The boxing icon won an Olympic gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics to launch a brilliant career that spanned almost 20 years but he was best known for fighting Ali in a famed 1970s trilogy of bouts, including the epic “Thrilla in Manila.” He had been under home care after being diagnosed a couple of weeks ago with the advanced liver cancer that took his life, a family friend said.

“I will always remember Joe with respect and admiration,” Ali said in a statement. “My sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.” Frazier, nicknamed “Smokin’ Joe"...

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