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In Memoriam: Legendary Fighter Joe Frazier
In Memoriam: Legendary Fighter Joe Frazier

AIR DATE: November 15, 2011

He never fought in Las Vegas, but the city still feels the lasting impact of his punch.  Legendary boxer Joe Frazier - a 5-year world heavyweight champion and famous for his bouts against Muhammed Ali - died this week of liver cancer.  He was 67.  Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has even offered to pay for his funeral.  How did he help shape the boxing we see on the Strip today?  (And what was the side gig he had singing R and B hits in Las Vegas?)  Vegas-based sports columnist Jerry Izenberg, who saw the famous "Thrilla in Manila" between Frazier and Ali, offers a memoriam on the legendary boxer.
Jerry Izenberg, sports columnist, The New Jersey Star-Ledger

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