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Former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier has liver cancer and is under hospice care.

The 67-year-old boxer “Smoking Joe”  was diagnosed a month  ago according to  Frazier’s personal and business manager. Leslie Wolff told The Associated Press that doctors have not yet told Frazier how long he has to live.

“We have medical experts looking into the all the options that are out there,” Wolff said. “There are very few. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop looking.”

Though often uncredited, Frazier is responsible for keeping Muhammad Ali’s career aflot  when he was battling draft dodger charges and put money in Ali’s pocket which the egotistical Ali often downplayed.

Get well Smoking Joe and and our prayers are with you champ.

 

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