World-famed boxer “Smokin’” Joe Frazier has died at the age of 67.

His family has released a statement:

We The Family of the 1964 Olympic Boxing Heavyweight Gold Medalist, Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion and International Boxing Hall of Fame Member Smokin’ Joe Frazier, regrets to inform you of his passing. He transitioned from this life as “One of God’s Men,” on the eve of November 7, 2011 at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We thank you for your prayers for our Father and vast outpouring of love and support.

Joe will be most remembered for his fights against Muhammad Ali which include the infamous “Thrilla in Manilla”.

Our prayers are with his family.

Your JGF,

~Angela Davis