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Twitter fans pay Boxing Joe Frazier lasting tributes

Former Olympic and Undisputed World Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier or Smokin’ Joe has he was also known, has passed away at the age of 67. Many will remember the boxing legend in the 1960’s/1970’s when he came up against fighters such as Buster Mathis, Doug Jones, George Foreman, Jimmy Ellis and one of the world’s greatest Muhammad Ali in 1971.

Following on from a brief retirement in 1976, Frazier made a comeback in 1981 when he took part in just the one fight. Joe Frazier as the reported, passed away after he’d been diagnosed with liver cancer just a matter of weeks ago. Making the news public, his family made an official announcement saying, “We, the family of the 1964 Olympic boxing heavyweight gold-medallist, former heavyweight boxing champion and International Boxing Hall of Fame member Smokin’ Joe Frazier, regret to inform you of his passing.”

Twitter fans pay Boxing Joe Frazier lasting tributes

Social networking users have been paying their own tributes by heading on over to sites such as Twitter. Tweets which included, “Blessings and Prayers. We lost a Giant yesterday Heavyweight Champion SMOKIN’ Joe Frazier. When I was a kid I cried when Joe beat Ali.”

Another tweeted, “RIP to Joe Frazier.. u represented when boxing was real.”

Please feel free to leave us your own tributes below to the late Joe Frazier? Perhaps you can remember seeing him fight in the 60’s or 70’s?