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"Smokin" Joe Frazier gravely ill.....


GMan

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a few obscure, random thoughts....

Looking at the pic above, it reminds me just how "small" Frazier happened to be. The intro to the fight (which is found on youtube)..notes that he was 5'11 1/2" (more like 5'10") and weighed in at 205lbs. However, look at how relatively "big" Frazier was from his waist through his thighs. THAT'S where the power from his devastating hook started.

I also remember his son Marvis' career. Unlike Joe, Marvis grew up in a financially well-off family. Marvis had some success in his pro career but is best remembered being pummeled by Larry Holmes and a few years later by Mike Tyson...both in the first round of the bout! I vaguely remember the look in Marvis' eyes of disappointment and shame after a defeat (possibly the Tyson defeat)...and Joe consoling him in a manner that any loving father would.

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