Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier has liver cancer and is under hospice care, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Frazier, 67, was diagnosed four or five weeks ago but doctors have not told him how long he has to live, according to Leslie Wolff, Frazier’s personal and business manager.
“We have medical experts looking into the all the options that are out there,” Wolff said. “There are very few. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop looking.”
According to Wolff, Frazier had been in and out of the hospital since early October and began receiving hospice treatment last week.
“We appreciate every prayer we can get,” Wolff said. “I’ve got everybody praying for him. We”ll just keep our fingers crossed and hope for a miracle.” Frazier became the first man to beat Muhammed Ali when he knocked him out after 15 rounds in the so-called “Fight of the Century” on March 8, 1971.