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Chisora, Frank Warren Praise Seriously Ill Joe Frazier

Dereck Chisora has hailed Joe Frazier as "a real inspiration" following reports that the former world heavyweight champion is suffering from liver cancer.

Frazier, who was the first man to beat Muhammad Ali, is reported to be receiving hospice care in America.

British heavyweight Chisora said: "It's a sad time. I watched all the fighters as a kid and he was a real inspiration.

"I don't know him as a man but what he did for the sport in terms of entertainment - him and Muhammad Ali - was incredible.

"The guy's lived his life and you know what, if you have to die after you've achieved all you've achieved, you go in a good way.

"But it will be a sad day. What can you say about 'Smoking Joe'? A great fighter."

Frazier beat Ali on points in the so-called 'Fight of the Century' in 1971, but lost two further fights to Ali, including the epic 'Thrilla in Manila' in 1975.

Leading British promoter Frank Warren added: "I was very sad to hear the news, it's a tragedy.

"He's one of the greatest fighters of his generation and one of the best heavyweights in history. It's a sad thing and I know everyone in boxing will be wishing him well.

"He beat Ali once and was part of a great era, probably the best heavyweight era."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BOXEO626SGV on 11-06-2011

Comment by BOXEO626SGV on 11-06-2011

Damn dog this is one my role models. Some bunk ass news to hear,the sad part is that he doesnt get the appreciation he truly deserves. His fighting style was straight art and war mastery. Fought with his soul.

Comment by Grand Champ on 11-06-2011

a true champion and inspiration. Random mayweather thread = 200+ replies reports and best wishes on Frazier and his fight through liver cancer = 4 replies Disgusting. Philly's finest, we're rooting for you yet again!!

Comment by GoogleMe on 11-06-2011

My thoughts goes out to Frazier and his family. I know Frazier is probably one of the greatest fighters of all times, I hope his strengths maybe can carry him through this sickness.

Comment by flint on 11-06-2011

i am wishing joe frazier well. GOD's will is the only way.

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