Former Boxing champ Mike Tyson recognized the great contribution of the late boxing legend "Smokin" Joe Frazier. Iron Mike issued a statement via Twitter to honor the icon.
Mike tweeted, “Today is a sad yet remarkable day as we mourn the death of boxing legend Joe Frazier & honor him by celebrating his amazing accomplishments. Frazier and Ali were quintessential the apex of pedigree fighting in which each man would not give an inch until they were dead.”
“Their era was competitive fighting at the highest level. As a young fighter it has always been an honor to be compared to Frasier. My family and I are sending our sincerest condolences to the Joe Frazier family.”
Frazier passed away Monday, November 7, a month after being diagnosed with liver cancer.
He fought Muhammad Ali three times in an epic rivalry in the 70’s. Their last historic battle is the 1975's "Thrilla in Manila".
Joe Frazier.......R.I.P. (1944 - 2011)
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