Sport Frazier and Foreman pictured in 1994

The two men who helped Joe Frazier define the greatest era of heavyweight boxing paid heartfelt tribute to him after his death yesterday. Frazier, the former undisputed world heavyweight champion, had been fighting liver cancer and his family confirmed he had passed away, at the age of 67.

Joe Frazier is led back to his corner after knocking down Muhammad Ali during the Fight of the Century in New York in 1971

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February 1970 v JIMMY ELLIS, NEW YORK, WON TKO 5TH ROUND Frazier was crowned world champion for the first time, winning the WBC and WBA titles at Madison Square Garden. The aggressive Frazier was at his relentless best, flooring Ellis for the first time in his career on two occasions in the fourth round. Ellis failed to emerge for the fifth. Frazier is pictured here during the 1964 Olympics, in which he won gold.

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Joe Frazier being directed to the ropes by referee Arthur Marcante after knocking down Muhammad Ali during the 15th round of the title bout at Madison Square Garden in New York in 1971

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