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Alex recalls when he brought Smokin’ Joe Frazer to Belfast

The WEST Belfast man who brought boxing great Joe Frazier to the city has paid tribute to the former world heavyweight champion who died this week‘Smokin’ Joe’ (67) died on Tuesday after a battle with liver cancer. He was well known for his series of battles with Muhammad Ali, which included handing ‘the Greatest’ his first-ever defeat in the ‘Fight of the Century’ in Madison Square Garden in 1971, and the ‘Thrilla in Manila’ in the Philippines in 1975.

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