Boxing Hall of Fame Honors Joe Frazier
Canastota, NY (WIBX) – The International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota is flying its flags at half-staff today in honor of a fallen legend.
Joe Frazier, the legendary boxer and formerly undisputed heavyweight champion, died last night from liver cancer. He was 67.
Ed Brophy, Executive Director of the Hall of Fame, says Frazier’s passing is a huge loss for the boxing community.
“He reached that high level that greats before him had reached… Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano and others,” Brophy said. “Joe Frazier made his mark and will always be remembered among the popular heavyweight cahmpions in the sport.”
Frazier is best known for landing the left hook that knocked down Muhammad Ali during “the fight of the century,” at Madison Square Garden in 1971, but also for his many title defenses.
Both, Frazier and Ali, were inaugeral inductees into the Hall of Fame as part of the class of 1990.