Like Father, Like Son
For those not all that familiar with boxing, you probably only know Joe Frazier as “the guy who beat Ali”. Yes, that is quite an accomplishment considering “Smokin’ Joe” was the first but to me even more memorable was his fight against George Foreman. In that fight, the undefeated Frazier, two years removed from his star-making performance against Ali, was knocked down six times on the way to a TKO loss in the second round.
As for Joe’s son, Marvin, now that’s a completely different story. Marvin, who retired before winning 20 fights, didn’t have his father’s heart, charisma, or boxing skill. The one thing he did posses, however, was the Frazier name, which earned him quite a bit of hype before he was exposed by another Ali-killer, Larry Holmes. Despite an embarrassing loss to Holmes, someone still thought it would be a smart move to put him in against a prime and very hungry Mike Tyson.
The results were disastrous for Marvis. As for the card above, it is a must-have for any true boxing fan and unfortunately will no longer be available for reasonable prices due to Joe’s surprising death last week. Much love to Ringside Boxing for producing such an amazing boxing set.