WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has expressed his sadness on hearing that former champ Joe Frazier has lost his fight for life following a short illness. Frazier died earlier today after being diagnosed with Liver cancer.
"My brother Wladimir and I are very sad to hear that Joe Frazier has passed away. He was one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all times.
"I am very proud to have the same title that Joe once had. His three fights against Muhammad Ali are classics in sports history. Joe has done a lot for the sport of boxing – as a champion as well as through his social involvement. Our thoughts are with his family.”
Vitali Klitschko, WBC World Heavyweight Champion
November 8, 2011