9 Nov 2011

Tributes pour in for Joe Frazier

8:49 am on 9 November 2011

Tributes have been pouring in for boxing's lionhearted slugger Joe Frazier who died yesterday in Philadelphia only a month after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

67 year old Frazier was the first fighter to beat the incomparable Muhammad Ali with whom he had three epic battles in the 1970s.

Ali was quoted as saying in his biography ... "If God ever calls me to a Holy War I want Joe Frazier fighting beside me".