Joe Frazier, the boxing legend, passes away at age 67. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest boxers of all time and the only one to beat Muhammed Ali where others felt he was untouchable. The news has spread fast and is more than just sports news as it has been covered by BBC News and CNN. Although Joe Frazier seemed to live in the shadows of Ali, he was a heavyweight champion.
His boxing record is an impressive one:
27 Knock outs
1964 Gold Medal in Boxing
Frazier's first fight against Ali drew all sorts of hype and had the world watching this fight as it was the first time 2 undisputed champions were to face each other to determine the true champion.
In that fight it went 15 rounds with Ali getting the better of Frazier in the early rounds. In the later rounds Ali was slowed and Frazier was able to use his strategy to knock Ali down. He won that fight and he cemented his status as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Twitter has been buzzing recently of the news with boxers and boxing fans around the world shared their thoughts about the legend passing away.
Rest in Peace Joe Frazier, sharp as a Razor