Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on April 20, 1979 · Page 23
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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan · Page 23

Detroit, Michigan
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Friday, April 20, 1979
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10 ' ' ,f : - - su:.::.:erti!.:e fun f : (Lilt 6 Cito 0 . i, re it WV-W Otf r- t 0 TJ? FH fl NEW YORK - (AP) - If you're an enterprising photographer wanting to pose a former heavyweight boxing champion with his fighting son, you have to get something different. "How about Marvis sitting on Joe's lap?" the photographer suggested. "No lap," snapped Smo-kin" Joe Frazier. Nobody argued. It looked just as good to have father and son perched on the arm of a chair, comparing clinched fists. "Look," said Joe, looking toward his offspring, "his fist is bigger than mine. He can punch with It, too." Marvis Frazier, 18, Golden Cloves heavyweight boxing champion of the United States and aspirant to a gold medal in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, beamed. THE FRAZIERS rode one of the family Cadillacs up from Philadelphia to appear on NBC's Today show, promoting the Oiympathon, a grass roots fund-raising drive for next year's U.S. Olympic effort. If his budding career follows its natural course, Marvis Frazier, eldest of the brood of seven Frazier kids, will be representing Uncle Sam in the ring just as his dad, the Philadelphia butcher, did In the 1964 Games In Tokyo. Conceivably, he could . t f ' - f - "When I was a small kid all I wanted to be was a space man or a doctor," says Marvis Frazier. "I didn't want my pretty face massed up." square off against Cuba's highly touted Teofilo Stevenson, winner of the Olympic gold in Montreal in la 76. The prospect doesn't disturb Marvis. "If he shows, I'll fight him," says Smokin' Joe's boy levelly. Marvis has facial features like his famous dad, but there all resemblance ceases. At 6-foot-1 14. he is two inches taller. He is a lean 205 pounds compared with Joe's present 234 and top fighting weight of 220. Smokin' Joe was what his name implies a swarmer, a veritable windmill of punch ing power featuring a deadly left hook. His style called for him to soften up a foe with body blows and then put him away with a hook that could come from anywhere. Marvis is a standup workman quick and sharp with a snapping left and a right that can almost tear a head from its moorings. "My dad had to fight that way because most of his opponents were taller," the youngster rationalized. "He had to adjust. I am taller than most of the people I fight. It's up to them to adjust." Boxing two years, Marvis has piled up a 30-0 amateur record, with 17 kayoes. He recently won the National Golden Gloves title that qualifies him for the Pan Am Games in Puerto Rico in July. MARVIS was at ringside for all of his father's fights after the second Oscar Bonav-ena bout in December 1968, including the great battles with Muhammad Ali. He never dreamed some day he would be entering the ring himself. "When I was a small kid all I wanted to be was a space man or a doctor," he said. "I didn't want my pretty face messed up. I went to a private prep school (Wyncote Academy in Philadelphia) which didn't have any kind of contact sports. Later I shifted to public high school. When I was 14, I would go over to pop's gym and work out. "But all that time my dad was trying to discourage me from fighting. He made me go seven months before he would let me even spar. Once we were boxing each other and he caught me with a left. I started to fall, but he held me. It was just an accident." "The boy's right I was against it," said Joe. "Then I saw that he had the ability and desire. Lots of guys won't 'The Entertainer' is McGuire's theme song WAUKESHA, Wis. - (AP) - The lecture circuit Is enough these days for Al McGuire, who sees no urgency in seeking more permanent employment. The colorful former Marquette University basketball coach need not apply for food stamps. A Milwaukee sports equipment manufacturer has retained him as a $ 100,000 a year consultant, and he earns an estimated $80,000 to $125,000 a year as a sportscaster for NBC. McGuire, who has said he will never coach again, disclosed recently he has had preliminary talks with three National Basketball Association teams about positions not yet clearly defined. "New York, New Orleans and Chicago all made some kind of entrees, but I really haven't sat down with anyone in the pros for any serious discussion," he said. In the meantime, McGuire commands a hefty retainer as a speaker, and Is in heavy demand. "I am an entertainer," McGuire said.". . . I blew a national championship before 42 million people five years ago," he said. "When the game was over, (Marquette center) Maurice Lucas told me, 'Coach, you blew that one.' I said, 'Maurice, you've come a long way, and you wouldn't be here without me. I'll come back.' ' "Then two years ago we did come back. We won a national championship. 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BASIC COST OF EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION SAVE $46S APPROX. Comparing LP Equip, to Fuel Oil COST PER USE of 100,000 BTU Natural Gas .31 LP. Gas Fuel Oil .49 .63 Electricity 1.13 Th iniwtr li that fuels hivi oni thing In com. men. Thty ill in lormi of tnorgy, and ill tnirgy It muiurod In British Thermal Units (or BTU'i). Thi BTU cm bo t uitful tool In helping to undsrstind thi dlflirtneti botwton (volt. All Above Figures Compiled From Current Study in Local Area OXFORD LOCATION ON M-24 & OAKWOOD WILL BE OPENED THIS SUMMER - 79 TO'JGS'ir re PANG, "DEie. Learn More-Call Today (313)626-2538 FARMINGTON LOCATED IN: BRIGHTON-FARMINGTON-TRENTON-OXFORD CALL COLLECT - Ask for Larry HoHister to find out about saving on next year's Heating Bills. work at it. As for Marvis I have to force him to take a day off. I tell him, 'You can't keep taking gas out of the tank without putting some more in.' " Marvis' mother is not as agreeable. "She tells me, 'My husband is one thing, but it's another for my baby. 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