Floyd Mayweather, Jr to pay for Joe Frazier's funeral services
WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather said his "Money Team" will shoulder the funeral expenses of legendary boxer Joe Frazier who died Monday after a brief battle with liver cancer.
On his Twittter page
, Mayweather offered his condolences and said his team will pay for Frazier's funeral services.
"RIP Smokin Joe. My thoughts and prayers go out to to the Frazier family. We lost an all time great tonight.", the unbeaten boxer said.
"My Condolences go out to the family of the late great Joe Frazier. #TheMoneyTeam will pay for his Funeral services." he added.
Frasier is best remembered for his fight with heavyweight legend Muhammad Ali in their “Thrilla in Manila” way back in 1975.
He handed Ali his first professional defeat in a thrilling 15 round fight back in 1971. Later, he lost to Ali twice before retiring from professional boxing.
Mayweather's future foe Manny Pacquiao, who is facing Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas commented on Frazier's passing away, "Boxing lost a great champion, and the sport lost a great ambassador," Pacquiao said.
Frazier's family has asked that they be allowed to grieve privately and that they would announce "our father's homecoming celebration" as soon as possible.