Boxing ex-world champion Joe Frazier diesNovember 08, 2011 10:47
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier has died after a brief battle with liver cancer, his family said. Frazier - also known as Smokin' Joe - had been receiving hospice care in Philadelphia after being diagnosed with cancer several weeks ago. The 67-year-old was the first man to beat Muhammad Ali in 1971, but lost his next two bouts with Ali. The report on bbc.co.uk.