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Boxing Giants Attend Frazier Funeral

Muhammad Ali helped in and out of the service

(Newser) - Muhammad Ali and several boxing greats attended the funeral of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier in Philadelphia today. Ex-champs Larry Holmes and Michael Spinks joined the crowd at a north Philly baptist church, where condolence videos were shown from Mike Tyson, Mickey Roarke, and Donald Trump, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.... More »

Joe Frazier Was Better Than Ali

Both in the ring and out: Dave Anderson

(Newser) - Frazier and Ali—the names are inseparable in the annals of boxing, but for veteran sports writer Dave Anderson, Joe Frazier is the ultimate champ. The boxer who died yesterday "was the better better fighter," writes Anderson in the New York Times . "And the better man."... More »

Smokin' Joe Frazier Dead at 67

Liver cancer claims boxing great

(Newser) - If cancer could be dropped with a devastating left hook, Joe Frazier would still be with us. The former heavyweight champion has died at the age of 67, just weeks after he was diagnosed with liver cancer, AP reports. Frazier, who won gold for the US at the 1964 Olympic... More »

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