Daily News from New York, New York on April 9, 1979 · 278
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Daily News from New York, New York · 278

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Monday, April 9, 1979
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WESTCHESTER ? (Uan ro. f-' PHIL PEPE Second generation "In our house, everybody has responsibilities. Everybody makes his awn bed. If I'm driving the kids to school and I see a light on in their room, I stop the car, they get out and they have to go back in the house and turn it off. They do their chores and they listen. Kids are something else. When I'm away in training camp, that's the toughest time. I miss them. I call them every nighty My little girls always want to know if Daddy's feelin' fine, if he's OK. But the son just wants to know who Daddy punched in the nose." Joe Frazier The son is a young man now, a fighter like the father, a chip off the old block. The son is a fine young man. courteous and respectful as any son of Joe Frazier would have to be. Marvis Frazier comes from good stock. The genes are right. He can hardly miss being a great fighter and a great human being. "If he has his father's heart,' says Scott LeDoux, " he'll be the heavyweight champion of the world." "It won't be necessary for my kids to be fighters," Joe Frazier once said. "You know, in my father's time and my time, things were a lot tougher. But today, my kids can become lawyers, doctors, or something like that. I don't want them to get their heads banged around like their father's doing. What kind of life is that?" "My father never wanted me to be a fighter," says' Marvis Frazier. "He tried to discourage me, until he realized that's what I wanted to do." Once the father was convinced that the son had his heart set on boxing, he helped him in the best way he could. He turned him ovr to Georgie Benton, the great trainer. Georgie Benton taught him and Marvis learned his lessons well. He has had 30 fights as an amateur and has won them all. 17 by knockout. He is the national Golden Gloves champion. He is only 18. "I played football and basketball and I wrestled." Marvis Frazier said, "and I love them all, especially football. I was a running back. When I was in ninth grade, Duke and Temple talked to me about going there. But I fell so much in love with boxing. I gave up the other sports. Once I get into a sport. I dedicate myself to it. I don't believe in concentrating on more than one thing." Right now, Marvis Frazier is concentrating on the Pan American trials and the Pan Am games. After that, he will shoot for the Olympics. "That's my goal," he says. And after the Olympics? "I'm not thinking that far ahead." he says. "Turning pro is not in my mind. One thing at a time, remember? My father has things set aside for me. I have a brain. After I graduate from high school (Plymouth Whitemarsh in suburban Philadelphia), I'll take a year off and concentrate on the Olympics. After that, I plan to go to Pierce Junior College." The father would like that. "He's very tough on' gradess," says Marvis. - It isn't easy to follow in the footsteps of a famous rather, unless the famous father helps make it easy. Joe Frazier has. by example. Marvis Frazier's upbringing tells you that. "At first it was a problem." Marvis admits. "But I've" adjusted to it. It's part of life. No matter how I feel about it. people are going to make comparisons, so I just have to live with it." He is bigger than his famous father, but the resemblance is striking, theame facial expressions, the same soft way of speaking. The resemblance ends in the ring. I'm more of stand-up fighter," Marvis says. "But when I have to slug, I can slug." They are close, Joe Frazier and his son, closer now : that Marvis is older and that they share a common love -Jfsf boxing. It wasn't always easy. "When I was younger," Marvis says, "I didn't like it -; when he was away from home so much. Now I . understand it's his job and he has to do it to take care of ' his family. But when he's home, he's home. We do things : together. Anything we do, we're together. Cleaning up " the yard, working on the cars, the CB radio, riding motorcycles, playing pool." 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