Boxing greats pay respect to Frazier

(AP) - Joe Frazier was remembered as a great heavyweight champion and acity icon at a funeral attended by longtime rival Muhammad Ali. Former heavyweight

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) - Joe Frazier was remembered as a great heavyweight champion and acity icon at a funeral attended by longtime rival Muhammad Ali.

Former heavyweight champions Ali and Larry Holmes and promoterDon King were among those to pay respects at the private funeralMonday. The 67-year-old Frazier died last week after a short battlewith liver cancer.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson gave stirring remarks, asking fans tostand and "show your love" for Frazier.

For the only time in the more than two-hour service, Ali roseand vigorously clapped for his fallen rival. Wearing a dark suitand sunglasses, Ali held hands for assistance in and out of theBaptist church.

Mike Tyson, Donald Trump and actor Mickey Rourke sent videotapedmessages of condolences.

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