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Tyson-Marvis Frazier Bout Reportedly Set

Associated Press

Marvis Frazier, son of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, will be the next opponent for undefeated Mike Tyson, on July 26 at a site to be determined, according to report in the New York Daily News.

“We’ve got this fight already made,” Joe Frazier said. “I think this is a great opportunity for Marvis, and I have no doubt he can take Tyson because of his greater experience.”

Marvis Frazier, 16-1 as a pro, won his last fight against James (Bonecrusher) Smith, rallying after a fifth-round knockdown for a 10-round decision. His only loss was to former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes in November, 1984.

Tyson, 19, is 21-0 as a pro, his last victory coming in a unanimous 10-round decision over Mitch Green on May 20 in New York.

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