Farewell, Smokin’ Joe Frazier

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 1970, file photo, Joe Frazier pauses after a workout at New York's Madison Square Garden. Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, has died after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67. The family issued a release confirming the boxer's death on Monday night, Nov. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

Rest well, Smokin’ Joe…without your greatness, Ali would have never been The Greatest.

-bp

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