Boxer Larry Holmes Coming To Oneonta Theatre
On Saturday, June 20th, people in the Oneonta area will have a rare opportunity to meet former World Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes as he comes to the Oneonta Theatre for a one night event. Holmes will celebrate the release of the audio book version of his former rival’s biography, Meet Marvis Frazier: The Story of the Son of Smokin’ Joe.
The book was co-authored by Otego resident Jamie Potter and the audio book version is performed by local veteran actors Steve Dillon and Reggie Brunson.
Larry Holmes won the Championship in 1978 in a classic ring battle with Ken Norton, and held the title until 1985, winning his first 48 fights in a row, including 20 successful title defenses.
Marvis Frazier, the son of former Heavyweight Champion, Smokin’ Joe Frazier, was the amateur World Heavyweight Champion in 1980 and had a professional record of 19 & 2. One of his losses was to Larry for the championship in 1983. When the two boxers get back together June 20th on the Oneonta Theatre stage, they will be joined by Jamie, Steve, and Reggie as well as local performers “Party of Two” for some singing, “roasting”, acting, and a “meet and greet” in the lobby after the show. There are even rumors of a re-match of their 1983 fight right there on the stage.
To find out more visit OneontaTheatre.com.