Marvis Frazier Speaker Profile
Former Heavyweight Boxer
Marvis Frazier Biography
Marvis Frazier was born September 12, 1960 and is an American former professional boxer who fought in the heavyweight division.
As a professional, Frazier is best remembered for two fights, unfortunately both first-round knockout losses: to champion Larry Holmes (a TKO) in 1983 and a rising Mike Tyson in 1986 (a KO). Pitted against Holmes after just ten pro bouts (all victories), Frazier's camp touted his speed and youth as significant advantages over the champion. During the first minute of the fight Frazier dropped his hands to his sides and playfully moved his head back and forth, taunting Holmes: ill-advised behavior against an experienced veteran. Just 2:06 in, Holmes floored Frazier with a long right hand, knocking him down; Marvis took an eight-count and got back up. Dazed by the blow, Frazier was a sitting target and Holmes followed up, appealing for the referee to step in as he pummelled the younger man on the ropes. Finally, the referee stopped the bout with just a few seconds left in the first round, awarding Holmes a technical knockout. Many in the sports press criticized father/trainer Joe Frazier for changing his son's style from that of an out-fighter (which brought Marvis success as an amateur) to an in-fighter, which many thought did not suit Marvis.
After retiring from boxing, he became an ordained minister and active participant in Prison Fellowship Ministries. In 2013 Marvis completed his autobiography, entitled Meet Marvis Frazier: The Story of the Son of Smokin' Joe, with the help of co-author, Jamie Potter.
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