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Joe Frazier, 1944-2011

The former heavyweight champion has died after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67.

Joe Frazier

April 2, 2009: Joe Frazier poses for a portrait in New York. The former heavyweight champion 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, Nov. 7, 2011.  (AP)

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Oct. 23, 1964: Heavyweight boxer Joe Frazier, left, throws a left to the head of Germany's Hans Huber in their Olympic title bout in Tokyo. Frazier, who fought the match with a broken right hand, won the fight and the Olympic gold medal. 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)

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Feb. 3, 1970: Joe Frazier pauses after a workout at New Yorkís 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)

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Nov. 22, 1970: Heavyweight champion Joe Frazier and his family pose for a family portrait after he returns from a successful defense of his boxing title in Philadelphia. While his wife Florence tries to make their youngest, Natasha, 12 weeks, Joe holds Jo-Netta. Standing behind them, from left, are Jaquelyn, 9, Marvis, 10, and Weatha, 7.  (AP)

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March 8, 1971: Joe Frazier is directed to a corner by referee Arthur Marcante after Frazier knocked down Muhammad Ali during the 15th round of the title bout in Madison Square Garden in New York. Frazier won the bout over Ali by decision. Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed 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)

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March 8, 1971: Muhammad Ali. right, takes a left from Joe Frazier during the 15th round of their heavyweight title boxing bout in New York. Frazier won a unanimous decision. Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, died Monday Nov. 7, 2011 after a brief fight with liver cancer. He was 67.  (AP)

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Jan. 22, 1972: Defending WBA champion Joe Frazier, left, and challenger George Foreman have a close look at each other as they meet during the weigh-in moments before their world heavyweight boxing title bout at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. The former heavyweight champion 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, Nov. 7, 2011.  (AP)

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Oct. 1, 1975: A swollen right eye is apparent on Joe Frazier’s face as he is almost covered over by a towel in Manila, Philippines after losing by TKO in the 14th round to heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali at the Coliseum. Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, died Monday Nov. 7, 2011, after a brief fight with liver cancer. He was 67.  (AP)

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Oct. 1, 1975: Heavyweight boxer Joe Frazier grimaces after Muhammad Ali, left, landed a blow to Frazier's head during their boxing bout in Manila, the Philippines. Ali won the fight after Frazier's manager stopped the fight in the 14th round. Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed 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.  (AP)

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Joe Frazier, 1944-2011

The former heavyweight champion has died after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67.

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