Marvis Frazier Book Project is Back on Track

After some unfortunate delays, the book about Marvis Frazier‘s life is back on track.  Nearly everyone knows that Marvis’s Dad Smokin’ Joe Frazier passed away November 7th – and naturally Marvis was deeply affected, but about the time Marvis and I were re-starting our interview work for “the book”, my own Dad became gravely ill.  James Walter Potter, Sr., who I considered a great man, a great father, and a great athlete in his own right, died on January 31st, 2012.  Anyone who would like to read more about my Dad can see his obituary at  So now, partly from a desire to “move on” and partly in a effort to honor our Dads, Marvis and I are going back to work on “the book” and we are going to kick it right into high gear – after all the launch date is only a little over one year away!     Thanks,    Jamie Potter

PS.  Expect to see new posts to this blog at least every week, as well as new features on the website as the launch date approaches.  As always, comments are appreciated!

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2 Responses to Marvis Frazier Book Project is Back on Track

  1. Marvis. My name is Steven Mayisela son of South Africa’s greatest boxer Arthur”The Fighting Prince” Mayisela. He also past on September 1986. I was only 12 years old. I currently develop GYMS, fully fletched commercial gyms with equipment offering all gym services. I was watching ‘When the smoke settles’ on ESPN and got immensly touched by yours and your Dad story for obvious reasons. I would like us to start talks on keeping your gym open and keep our dreams alive! Get back to me.

    • jamie says:

      Thank you for the comment Steven. Marvis was at one time very hopeful to restore his dad’s gym. Maybe it is not too late! It would also be interesting to learn more about your father’s story. Thanks again and we will be getting back to you ASAP.

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