After a brief and promising career as an amateur (56 wins, 2 losses) and professional boxer (21 wins, 2 losses), Joe’s son Marvis became an ordained minister working within his inner city Philadelphia community and the Prison Fellowship Ministries.

An inspirational speaker, Marvis lectures at several outreach programmes aimed at helping people leave drugs, gangs and guns behind. He also carries on his father’s torch, training young boxers at the gym, providing guidance and counselling in and out of the ring and is Director of Operations for the Smokin’ Joe Frazier Foundation.