Ex-heavyweight champ Frazier still fighting cancer

By Dan Gelston

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Nov. 7 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1974, file photo, Muhammad Ali, left, and Joe Frazier fight in a 12-round non-title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier is seriously ill with liver cancer. His personal and business manager says Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, the 67-year-old boxer was diagnosed four or five weeks ago and is under hospice care. (AP Photo, File)

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier is battling the liver cancer that has put him under hospice care.

His personal and business manager says Frazier sleeps most the day but is coherent when awake. Leslie Wolff says the 67-year-old Frazier has been flooded with get-well messages from former boxers and fans. Wolff tells The Associated Press some fans have offered to donate a liver.

Frazier was diagnosed last month with the disease. His manager says the boxer had been in out and out of the hospital since early October and has been receiving hospice treatment the last week.

A documentary, "Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears," will be screened Tuesday night at the DocNYC festival in New York.

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