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Fans begin paying their repects to Smokin' Joe Frazier

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A visitor pays his respects to boxing great Joe Frazier as he lies in repose at the Wells Fargo Center Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Philadelphia.

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Visitors pay their respects to boxing great Joe Frazier as he lies in repose at the Wells Fargo Center Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Smokin' Joe Frazier's casket is now on view in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center, where fans of the boxing legend will be able to pay their respects over the next two days. Frazier famously was the first man to defeat Muhammed Ali during a fight in 1971. Ali will be attending the funeral for his former opponent on Monday.

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Boxing great Joe Frazier lies in repose at the Wells Fargo Center Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Philadelphia.