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100 tributes to ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier

Phil Jay 08/11/2011

After the sad loss of boxing great ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier, here is a list of the tributes being given out to the great man who passed away on November 7 2011.

1. Muhammad Ali

The world has lost a great champion. I will always remember Joe with respect and admiration. My sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.

2. Floyd Mayweather

RIP’ Smokin’ Joe. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Frazier family. We lost an all-time great tonight.

My Condolences go out to the family of the late great Joe Frazier. The Money Team will pay for his Funeral services.

3.. Lennox Lewis

I am extremely saddened at the news of the passing of former World Heavyweight Champion Smokin’ Joe Frazier. He made history in the greatest era ever of heavyweight boxing and his contributions to the sport are profound and immeasurable.

My deepest sympathies go out to the Frazier family during this time of loss and grief and I would like them to know that they are in my prayers. He will be missed but never forgotten. May he rest in peace.

4. Frank Maloney

What a lost to this world a great man and great fighter Joe Frazier i hope you have found peace my prayers are with you and your family RIP.

5. Amir Khan

R.I.P. Smokin’ Joe…. A real ring legend. He will be missed.

6. Geoge Foreman

Good night Joe Frazier. I love you dear friend. George Foreman

7. Bernard Hopkins

RIP JOE FRAIZER PHILLY LUV U THE BOXING COMM LUV U!!!

8. Mike Tyson

Today is a sad yet remarkable day as we mourn the death of boxing legend Joe Frazier and

honor him by celebrating his amazing accomplishments.
Frazier and Ali were quintessential the apex of pedigree fighting in which each man would

not give an inch until they were dead.

Their era was competitive fighting at the highest level. As a young fighter it has always been

an honor to be compared to Frasier.

My family and I are sending our sincerest condolences to the Joe Frazier family.

9. Brandon Rios

Rest in Peace “Smokin” Joe Frazier… My condolences to the Frazier family and God bless…

10. ‘The Rock’ Dwayne Johnson

“Life doesn’t run away from nobody. Life runs at people.” – “Smokin” Joe Frazier 1/12/1944 – 11/7/2011

11. WBC

The WBC and the world of boxing deeply regrets the passing away of the great and deeply appreciated Joe Frazier. May he rest in peace.

12. Joe Bugner

“Joe Frazier was relentless. Here was a man about 5ft 10in, he weighed about a stone lighter than myself, but he was so courageous and ferocious. You literally had to hit him with a sledgehammer to put him away.

“In 1973, I was 23 years old. I became a man after that fight because I realised you can’t go through a career like boxing without seeing and feeling the power of the greats.

“I happened to have the privilege of fighting Frazier and Ali, and a few others, but those two to me were the greatest.

“Joe took everything away I thought I had and made me realise I needed more. If I was going to succeed I needed a lot more.

“It hit me like a lightning bolt when I heard he died.”

13. Vitali Klitschko

“He was a huge fighter, huge champion, huge personality,” Klitschko, 40, told the BBC. “I didn’t have a chance to see his fights live because in 1971 I was just born, when Joe Frazier beat Muhammad Ali.
In the Soviet Union professional boxing was forbidden but we studied and listened about this fighter a lot, and after that we had a chance to see the fights. It was a great lesson for all new generations. I didn’t have a chance to meet him personally but I listened about him so much and that’s why he will be always in the memory of the new generations.
“He was a great fighter and for me and my brother I want to say sorry for the whole of boxing because he died and together with him died a big era of great champions.”

14. Manny Pacquiao

“Boxing lost a great champion and the sport lost a great ambassador.”

15. Barry McGuigan

“RIP Joe Frazier, what fighter. One of the greatest eras in Heavyweight Boxing history. Deepest sympathies to the extended Frazier family !!”

16. Frank Warren

“He was part of that era when we had best heavyweights there had ever been,” said Warren.
“People talk about Mike Tyson at the age of 21 – Joe Frazier, when he was a young fella, was every bit [as good as], if not better than,Tyson.”

17. Oscar De La Hoya

“I will miss you my friend. RIP Joe Frazier”

18. Shane Mosley

“Joe Frazier one of the greatest heavy weight champions ever. RIP.”

19. Nathan Cleverly

“Joe Frazier, RIP.”

20. Dereck Chisora

“RIP Joe Frazier.”

21. Danny Green

“Joe Frazier – ring legend. His fights against Ali, Bugner, Foster and foreman are my first clear fight memories. Thank You Champ.”

22. Billy Joe Saunders

“R.I.P Smokin’ Joe Frazier”

23. Michael Sprott

“Just heard the sad news of ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier’s passing. R.I.P. You were a legend to the end. My thoughts and prayers go out to Frazier’s family. That left hook would have knocked out a bull. Missed by all but never forgotton.

24. Lamont Brewster

“Our prayers go out to the Frazier family. Thank you Joe Frazier! You will go down as one of the greatest fighters of all time.

“Thank you for all the memories! Your legacy will always live on!”

25. Colin McMillan

“R.I.P Smoking Joe Frasier- a true warrior. I’ve always been a Muhammad Ali man, but having meet Joe Frasier on a number of occasions- I’m a Joe Frasier man to.

Sitting with him a few months ago at a dinner in his honour, who would have thought that he would be taken from us shortly. A truly lovely man, a great fighter and funny as hell. R.I. P champ.”

26. Billy Dib

“My deepest sympathies go out to the Frazier family during this time of loss and grief. Joe Frazier a Heavyweight Legend May he rest in peace.”

27. John Watson

“RIP Smokin Joe Frazier, Olympic Champ and undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. True Boxing great.”

28. Michael Jennings

“R.I.P Joe Frazier.”

29. Ashley Theophane

“It’s a sad moment with Smokin’ Joe Fraizer’s passing. He had the greatest sports rivalry with Muhammad Ali. He will be missed and never forgotten.”

30. Ishe Smith

“RIP Smokin Joe Frazier, great champion, he will be missed dearly.”

31. Joe Gallagher

“RIP Smokin Joe Frazier, a champion in and out of the ring honoured to of met him this year he had wow factor.”

32. Eddie Hearn

“God bless ‘Smokin’ Joe.”

33. Dean Byrne

“R.I.P Joe Frazier.”

34. Shannon Briggs

“When I was young Joe Frazier said I would become heavyweight champ. He aint never lied. Joe could dress his ass off. He & Georgy loved hats.”

35. Roy Jones Jr.

“Frazier was the greatest which is what we refer to Ali & probably wdnt be what we know him to be w/o the great Joe Frazier. Will be missed!”

36. Freddie Roach

“R.I.P ‘Smokin’ Joe.”

37. Gianluca Di Caro

“I am so saddened with the news of Joe’s passing. I had the great pleasure of working for him and Marvis, loved every minute of it. God Bless.”

38. Kugan Cassius

“I was fortunate enough to meet Smokin’ Joe Frazier back in 2005. Rest In Peace.”

39. Terry Norris

“Very sad to hear about the passing of Joe Frazier today. He was one of the truly great champs of our sport and will be forever missed.”

40. Steve Lillis

“RIP Joe Frazier – ring legend. His fights against Ali, Bugner, Foster and foreman are my first clear fight memories. Thank You Champ.”

41. Andy Kerr

“R.I.P ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier.”

42. Thomas Stalker

“R.I.P Joe Frazier. Legend.”

43. Eddie Chambers

“RIP Joe Frazier… Great legend & most of all A Great guy too look up too!! This one hurts..prayer for The Frazier Family!”

44. Max Kellerman

“100 years ago it was said of Stanley Ketchel, today of Joe Frazier: start counting 10 over him, he’ll get up.”

45. Kevin Mitchell

“RIP JoeFrazier, will be sadly missed.”

46. Mike Jones

“Rest in peace Smoke, forever loved”

47. Brian Viloria

R.I.P Smokin’ Joe Frazier.

48. Alex Arthur

“RIP The Amazing Joe Frazier. May the lord give his family peace.”

49. Carl Frampton

“RIP Smokin Joe Frazier! One of the greats. The man could fight!”

50. Lou DiBella

“Goodbye to a helluva guy. Prayers to Marvis, Jackie and the Fraziers.”

51. Andre Ward

“Rest In Peace Smokin’ Joe.”

52. Anthony Dirrell

“R.I.P. Joe Frazier. Great in the ring and out the ring, just all-around great guy.”

53. Adrien Broner

“RIP Joe Frazier.”

54. Jean Pascal

“R.I.P Smokin’ Joe Frazier. One of the greatest.”

55. Robert Guerrero

“R.I.P Joe Frazier. My prayers go out to his family.”

56. Graeme Bradley

“Really sad news about ‘Smokin’ joe Frazier. I spent some time with Joe in Philadelphia. Great man, great fighter and a great sense of humour. RIP.”

57. Gareth A. Davies

“Joe Frazier – a lion of the heavyweight division.”

58. Anthony Mundine

“I just got word ‘Smokin’ Joe past…All I can say is champion! You will be remembered! Rip Joe. Bye for now.”

59. Peter Quillin

“Just read that Joe Frazier just passed. Sad day for boxing, a true champ he was!”

60. Stephen Jones

“A humble God fearing man, but as ferocious a warrior as I’ve ever seen in a Boxing Ring… God Bless & Goodnight Champ x”

61. Tris Dixon

“RIP Joe Frazier.”

62. Evander Holyfield

“My prayers go out to heavyweight champ Joe Frazier and his family.”

63. Joe Calzaghe

“Joe Frazier. R.I.P”

64. Fraser Dainton

“Sad to hear the death of Smokin Joe Frazier. A true sporting legend has gone.
“Had the pleasure of meeting Smokin Joe a few months ago. Even in old age, his charisma meant he had the entire room in the palm of his hand.”

65. Dean Powell

“Joe Frazier. R.I.P”

66. Elie Seckbach

“RIP ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier.”

67. Dan Rafael

“Last time I saw Joe Frazier was in press room at Hopkins-Pavlik in ’08. He stopped in chat with reporters. He wound up singing for us. Sad.”

68. Andre Berto

“R.I.P ‘Smokin’ Joe.”

69. Rico Hoye

“RIP ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier!”

70. Leonard Ellerbe

The world has lost a true boxing legend. R.I.P. Smokin Joe

71. David Coldwell

“RIP ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier – Legend.”

72. Frank Stea

“RIP Joe Frazier.”

73. Stephen Smith

“RIP ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier. Legend and inspiration.”

74. Kal Yafai

“RIP Joe Frazier! Absolute legend! Was so happy I got the chance to meet him!”

75. Audley Harrison

“R.I.P. Smokin Joe Frazier…..Legend in the boxing world and beyond.”

76. Elliott Worsell

“RIP Smokin’ Joe Frazier. One of the greatest heavyweights ever. Only wish I’d been around to watch him fight live.”

77. Antonio Tarver

“Condolences to the late Joe Frazier’s family and love ones who recently lost his battle to liver cancer. We lost a true warrior and champion.”

78. George Foreman III

“RIP Joe Frazier. One of the last true champions, a man of war, and a decent human being.”

79. Michael Marley

“Smokin’ Joe Frazier is gone but the memories live on.”

80. Gamal Yafai

“R.I.P Joe Frazier, legend!”

81. John Donnelly

“R.I.P Joe Frazier, 1st person to beat Muhammed Ali… Legend!”

82. Jamie Arthur

“RIP ‘Smokin’ Joe, true legend of the ring.”

83. Ashley Sexton

“RIP “Smokin” Joe Frazier.”

84. Richie Woodall

“Joe Frazier. A true legend.”

85. Bradley Skeete

“RIP ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier.”

86. Kermit Cintron

“Sadden to hear that Smokin Joe Frazier has passed away. One of the nest heavyweights of all time. He is a perfect example of a true warrior. You will be missed CHAMP!!”

87. Shaun Brown

“RIP Joe Frazier. Simply one of the all time greats. Sad, sad day.”

88. Bobby Hitz

“This is a sad day for the boxing world. RIP Smokin Joe Frazier. Our hearts go out to a true champion.”

89. Matthew Macklin

Joe Frazier, they just dnt make em like that anymore…one of my favourite all time fighters!!! HW golden era!!!!

90. Dana White

“RIP Joe Frazier.”

91. Shaquille O’Neal

“Another legend lost R I P to the great joe Frazier, peace brother you will be missed too.

92. Usher

“Joe Frazier” Boxing Legend Forever. What he did in this lifetime will last forever. He will live on though those who follow his greatness!!”

93. John Cusack

“RIP Joe Frazier. One of the greatest fighters who ever lived.”

94. Tyson Fury

“Rip ‘Smokin’ Joe great fighter and man!”

95. Glyn Leach

“RIP and God bless Joe Frazier your first clash with Ali was the first big fight I ever watched as a boy. You shaped the lives of boxing fans.”

96. John Rawling

“Frazier may have lost in Manila, and “great” can be an overused word in sport, but Frazier showed that there can be greatness in defeat and his contribution to the sport will never be forgotten.”

97. Nate Campbell

I woke up at 6.45am to pray and then read that ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier had passed away. My heart was sad. I pray for the family that God would grant them peace in the coming days.

98. Ricky Gervais

“RIP smokin Joe Frazier. One if the greatest fighters of all time.”

99. Phil D. Jay

“Joe Frazier will always be up with the greatest fighters of all time for me and was always a gentleman outside of the ring. He gave his adoring fans his devoted time for many, many years before his untimely passing and travelled the world to meet and great as many as he could.

His down-to-earth nature was endearing to all and the sport of boxing mourns the sad loss of a great hero and a real champion today.

My condolences go to Joe’s family at this time of sorrow and he will always be remembered by WBN as symbol of a great era in boxing.”

100. Derek Frazier

“RIP Joe Frazier. Sleeping next to the old school picture Dad of when I was a baby!”

‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier – Born: January 12th 1944. World heayweight champion 1970 – 1973.
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