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Frazier, an an Olympic gold medalist, and former heavyweight champion of the world, died Nov. 7 from liver cancer. Frazier was 67.
“Joe Frazier came from segregation, degradation and disgrace to amazing grace,” Jackson said. “In this case, for 67 years, genius was just hard work dressed up in work clothes. Joe Frazier was an ordinary Joe who came from extraordinary depths who rose to extraordinary heights.”