Former welterweight and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio passed away early Wednesday morning, November 7, 2012 at the Rochester Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. The International Boxing Hall-of-Fame has announced its flag will be flown at half mass in honor of Basilio.
A title shot for boxing legend and former 4 time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is still not out of the realm of possibility.
May 12th marked the 60th anniversary of Rocky Marciano's exciting, one-punch third round knockout of Bernie Reynolds. "The Rock" would fight once more before challenging Jersey Joe Walcott for the heavyweight championship of the world. The rest is history.
Much of what has been written and said about Joe Frazier in the hours and days following his death has focused on his negative view of Muhammad Ali and his role in the greatest sports rivalry of our time: The trilogy between him and Ali.
Several days ago FightSaga reported the former heavyweight champ was battling liver cancer and in poor condition. Sadly, he lost that battle yesterday. Joe Frazier was 67.
According to multiple reports, fight legend Joe Frazier is in hospice care and the rumors of his death are not true.
FightSaga has learned boxing legend Smokin' Joe Frazier Frazier is in the advanced stages of liver cancer.