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Noted and passed -- Nov. 14, 2011

Posted: November 11, 2011 1:47 p.m.
Updated: November 14, 2011 5:00 a.m.

• We note with sadness the death of South Carolina native Joe Frazier, who was the heavyweight boxing champion of the world during the 1970s and fought memorable bouts with Muhammad Ali. “Smoking Joe” beat Ali and then lost to him in Manila in one of the epic fights of all times. He struggled thereafter with being Ali’s whipping post but finally assumed forgiveness for the cruel taunts that Ali rained down on him. Frazier was, by all accounts, a thoroughly decent man, and he earned a spot in boxing history.


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