Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on April 20, 1979 · Page 32
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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan · Page 32

Detroit, Michigan
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Friday, April 20, 1979
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70 MAUVIS ?sOT A SITARMER "itr'1 Mins links Frazier and son V short work of it. i NEUYORK-(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 Gloves 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' Olympathon, 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 Gaines in Tokyo. Conceivably, he could square off against Cuba's highly touted Teofilo Stevenson, winner of the Olympic gold in Montreal in 1976. 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-l'j, 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 t- tat P r ' if-. i " M i " ainiMiinVf'- AP Photo Smokin' Joe Frazier (left) and son Marvis compare fists. name implies a swarmer, a veritable windmill of punching 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 hiaoppo-nents were taller," the youngster rationalized. "He had to adjust. I am taller than most of the people I fight. It 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 qualk fies 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 All. 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 Acad emy 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 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. I don't want you hurt.' " Marvis promises there will be no pro career. "If I can get that Olympic medal, that's it," he says. "I'm going to college and then get in business management." Pearson loses his ride MARTINSVILLE, Va. -(UPI) With a one-week pit stop behind them, the top drivers minus one on the Grand National stock car circuit get back on the track Sunday in the $120,400 Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway. NASCAR points leader and defending race champion Darrell Waltrip of Franklin, Tenn., leads the Hst for Friday's pole-position qualifying. But it Is David Pearson who will be absent when the green flag snaps through the air at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Pearson lost his ride two weeks ago when he and his team, the famous Wood Brothers, parted ways after i seven-year association. Pearson has said he wants to take a few weeksoff before deciding what the stock car future holds for him. The Woods Brothers, how ever, quickly announced that Neil Bonnett of Hueytown, Ala., will step into the Mercury formerly piloted by Pearson. 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