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In this photo taken Jan. 22, 1972, defending WBA champion Joe Frazier, left, and challenger George Foreman have a close look at each other as they meet during the weigh-in moments before their world heavyweight boxing title bout at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. The former heavyweight champion has died after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67. 

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Smokin' Joe Frazier dies

PHILADELPHIA— Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, died Monday night after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67.

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