“Make smoke come out of those gloves, Joe”

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This Monday night, rings the world over felt the impact. A former boxer considered to be one of the ten greatest heavyweights in the history of the sweet science, Joe Frazier (32w, 1l) passed away.

“Go out there and make smoke come out of those gloves,” a coach of his would tell him before a fight. Having won it, he earned the nickname “Smokin’ Joe.”

A world champion and gold medalist at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Joe Frazier shall always be remembered for his epic battles with Muhammad Ali. He died at 67 years of age from liver cancer.

GRACIEMAG.com pays tribute to Smokin’ Joe and his merciless left fist. May he rest in peace.

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