Muhammad Ali’s old boxing rival, Joe Frazier, died on November 7, 2011, after a brief battle with liver cancer, Hollywood Life is reporting. Frazier, a heavyweight champion, rose to fame as he fought Ali in three famous fights between 1971 and 1975.
Frazier won the first fight against Ali at Madison Square Garden in the Fight of the Century, while the latter won the last two. Ali also called his rival a gorilla outside of the ring, and mocked him for his looks. But after hearing the news of Frazier’s death, Ali had nothing but nice things to say about his former rival.
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