Died tonight of liver cancer at 67. I recall many of his fights particularly the first Ali fight which was probably the most hyped fight in boxing history. Went all the way to the top of the boxing world largely on hard work, tenacity and, as a smallish heavyweight, a willingness to take considerable punishment to get in close enough to deliver his famous left hook. And like most professional fighters, he stayed a little too long at the party. Interesting background. Grew up dirt poor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Frazier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vUuXvAHlLQ (Various Victims of the Frazier's left hook; Ellis, Quarry, Ali, Foster, et al.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyezmRI-7cE (First 3 Rounds of the first Ali Fight) RIP Joe.