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Images: Joe Frazier, 1944-2011

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  • In this Oct. 1, 1975, file photo, heavyweight boxer Joe Frazier grimaces after Muhammad Ali, left, landed a blow to Frazier's head during their boxing bout in Manila, the Philippines. Ali won the fight after Frazier's manager stopped the fight in the 14th round.

      In this Oct. 1, 1975, file photo, heavyweight boxer Joe Frazier grimaces after Muhammad Ali, left, landed a blow to Frazier's head during their boxing bout in Manila, the Philippines. Ali won the fight after Frazier's manager stopped the fight in the 14th round.
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  • In this undated photo, boxer Joe Frazier is seated in the corner of the ring.

      In this undated photo, boxer Joe Frazier is seated in the corner of the ring.
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  • In this file photo taken Sept. 3, 1980, former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier joins hands with his son Marvis Frazier, left, and James Shuler, right, in New York's Madison Square Garden.

      In this file photo taken Sept. 3, 1980, former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier joins hands with his son Marvis Frazier, left, and James Shuler, right, in New York's Madison Square Garden.
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  • In this March 15, 1967, file photo, Joe Frazier, right, a heavyweight boxer and a contender for champion Muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay) title, is kidded by Clay at the champion's training quarters at Madison Square Garden in New York.

      In this March 15, 1967, file photo, Joe Frazier, right, a heavyweight boxer and a contender for champion Muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay) title, is kidded by Clay at the champion's training quarters at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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  • In this Oct. 1, 1975 file photo, a swollen right eye is apparent on Joe Frazier's face as he is almost covered over by a towel in Manila, Philippines after losing by TKO in the 14th round to heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali at the Coliseum.

      In this Oct. 1, 1975 file photo, a swollen right eye is apparent on Joe Frazier's face as he is almost covered over by a towel in Manila, Philippines after losing by TKO in the 14th round to heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali at the Coliseum.
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  • In this April 2, 2009, file photo, Joe Frazier poses for a portrait in New York.

      In this April 2, 2009, file photo, Joe Frazier poses for a portrait in New York.
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  • In this file photo taken Nov. 22, 1970, heavyweight champion Joe Frazier and his family pose for a family portrait after he returns from a successful defense of his boxing title in Philadelphia. While his wife Florence tries to make their youngest, Natasha, 12 weeks, Joe holds Jo-Netta. Standing behind them, from left, are Jaquelyn, 9, Marvis, 10, and Weatha, 7.

      In this file photo taken Nov. 22, 1970, heavyweight champion Joe Frazier and his family pose for a family portrait after he returns from a successful defense of his boxing title in Philadelphia. While his wife Florence tries to make their youngest, Natasha, 12 weeks, Joe holds Jo-Netta. Standing behind them, from left, are Jaquelyn, 9, Marvis, 10, and Weatha, 7.
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  • In this undated file photo, boxer Joe Frazier poses for a photo.

      In this undated file photo, boxer Joe Frazier poses for a photo.
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  • In this Feb. 3, 1970, file photo, Joe Frazier pauses after a workout at New York╠s Madison Square Garden. Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, has died after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67. The family issued a release confirming the boxer's death on Monday night, Nov. 7, 2011.

      In this Feb. 3, 1970, file photo, Joe Frazier pauses after a workout at New York╠s Madison Square Garden. Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, has died after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67. The family issued a release confirming the boxer's death on Monday night, Nov. 7, 2011.
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  • In this file photo taken Jan. 22, 1972, defending WBA champion Joe Frazier, left, and challenger George Foreman have a close look at each other as they meet during the weigh-in moments before their world heavyweight boxing title bout at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.

      In this file photo taken Jan. 22, 1972, defending WBA champion Joe Frazier, left, and challenger George Foreman have a close look at each other as they meet during the weigh-in moments before their world heavyweight boxing title bout at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.
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  • In this March 8, 1971, file photo, Muhammad Ali crouches on the canvas as Joe Frazier circles in the background after Ali slipped during the 11th round of their title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York.

      In this March 8, 1971, file photo, Muhammad Ali crouches on the canvas as Joe Frazier circles in the background after Ali slipped during the 11th round of their title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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  • In this Jan. 28, 1974, file photo, Muhammad Ali, left, and Joe Frazier fight in a 12-round non-title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York.

      In this Jan. 28, 1974, file photo, Muhammad Ali, left, and Joe Frazier fight in a 12-round non-title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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  • In this March 7, 2011, file photo, former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier is introduced to the crowd at a New York Knicks NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden, in New York.

      In this March 7, 2011, file photo, former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier is introduced to the crowd at a New York Knicks NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden, in New York.
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  • In this March 8, 1971, file photo, boxer Joe Frazier, left, hits Muhammad Ali during the 15th round of their heavyweight title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden.

      In this March 8, 1971, file photo, boxer Joe Frazier, left, hits Muhammad Ali during the 15th round of their heavyweight title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden.
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  • This March 8, 1971, file photo, shows boxer Joe Frazier being directed to the ropes by referee Arthur Marcante after knocking down Muhammad Ali during the 15th round of the title bout at Madison Square Garden in New York.

      This March 8, 1971, file photo, shows boxer Joe Frazier being directed to the ropes by referee Arthur Marcante after knocking down Muhammad Ali during the 15th round of the title bout at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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  • In this file Feb. 16, 1970, file photo, Joe Frazier looks over the crumpling Jimmy Ellis, on canvas, after dropping him for the second time in fourth round of their title boxing match in New York. Referee Tony Perez, left, sends Frazier to a neutral corner. Frazier won when Ellis didn't come out for the fifth round. Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, has died after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67. The family issued a release confirming the boxer's death on Monday night, Nov. 7, 2011.

      In this file Feb. 16, 1970, file photo, Joe Frazier looks over the crumpling Jimmy Ellis, on canvas, after dropping him for the second time in fourth round of their title boxing match in New York. Referee Tony Perez, left, sends Frazier to a neutral corner. Frazier won when Ellis didn't come out for the fifth round. Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, has died after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67. The family issued a release confirming the boxer's death on Monday night, Nov. 7, 2011.
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  • In this March 8, 1971, file photo, Muhammad Ali. right, takes a left from Joe Frazier during the 15th round of their heavyweight title boxing bout in New York. Frazier won a unanimous decision. Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, died Monday Nov. 7, 2011 after a brief fight with liver cancer. He was 67.

      In this March 8, 1971, file photo, Muhammad Ali. right, takes a left from Joe Frazier during the 15th round of their heavyweight title boxing bout in New York. Frazier won a unanimous decision. Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, died Monday Nov. 7, 2011 after a brief fight with liver cancer. He was 67.
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