Marvis Frazier

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Name: Marvis Frazier
Born: 1960-09-10
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 0½″   /   184cm
Reach: 76″   /   193cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Joe Frazier

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Amateur Career

June 1, 1981 issue of Sports Illustrated

Professional Career

  • Turned professional on September 12, 1980 with a third-round TKO of Roger Troupe.
  • Inactive in 1982 due to viral hepatitis.
  • Defeated James Broad by a ten-round unanimous decision on April 10, 1983, avenging his last amateur loss.
  • Fought WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes on November 25, 1983. The WBC refused to sanction the fight because Frazier was not ranked in the top ten. Frazier, who was 10-0 with 6 KOs, was a 4½-1 underdog. Holmes won by a first-round TKO.
  • Defeated future WBA Heavyweight Champion James (Bonecrusher) Smith by a ten-round unanimous decision on February 23, 1986.
  • Knocked out in thirty seconds by Mike Tyson on July 26, 1986.

Notes

  • Son of former World Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier.
  • Brother Joe Frazier Jr. (a.k.a Hector Frazier), sister Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, and cousin Rodney Frazier were professional boxers.
  • Trained his brother Joe Jr. and his sister Jacqui.
  • Ordained a Pentecostal minister in 1994.
  • Active participant in Prison Fellowship. It is a "Christian prison ministry founded by Chuck Colson to evangelize prisoners and restore families through faith-based reentry programs."
  • Runs the family limousine business.