Joe Frazier’s Son Derek Is One of 11 Kids for the Boxing Legend

More than four decades ago, Joe Frazier launched his boxing career in 1965 and later became known as the first boxer to defeat Muhammed Ali.

In March of 2021, “Smokin’ Joe” was honored with a mural in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pa., but his greatest legacy to date is his kids.

Joe, who has 12 siblings himself, has a total of 11 children, one of which is featured on Season 23 of the veteran CBS reality series, Big Brother.

So, what do we know about Joe Frazier’s kids? Read on to find out.

Who are Joe Frazier’s kids?

According to reports, Joe married Florence Frazier, the mother of his first five kids, but later fathered children with five other women.

In addition to Joe Frazier Jr., who now makes a living as a motivational speaker, and Jacqui Frazier-Lyde and Marvis Frazier, who followed in their father’s footsteps and became professional boxers, Derek Dennis Frazier, will also get his share of the spotlight in the upcoming season of Big Brother.

There are also his kids Joseph Rubin, Joseph Jordan, Brandon Marcus, Jo-Netta, Renae, Weatta, and Natasha.

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Mavis Frazier with his dad, Joe Frazier.

Weatta, who was only 7 years old at the time of the fight, explained that her father suffered from diabetes, which left him prone to injury during the match.

“But he had one simple message, and he always said the same thing during that time going into the Ali fight: ‘Get the job done,'” she added.

According to Big Brother star Derek Frazier, he and his father also had a close relationship, but that changed when the famed boxer fell ill 10 years ago.

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So, is Joe Frazier still alive?

After being diagnosed with liver cancer, Joe Frazier died in November 2011 at 67 years old. But Derek, Joe’s youngest son, revealed that he never got the opportunity to say goodbye.

In an interview with WHYY, Derek got candid about his relationship with his father, which went awry months before his death. 

Dennis Derek Frazier

“My father was always there for me, always there when I needed him to be,” Derek explained. “He surrounded himself with happiness.”

Derek claims that after Joe fell ill, family members and business associates conspired to keep him away from his father in the final days of his death. While, at the time, Derek’s siblings declined to comment, Les Wolff, Joe Frazier’s business manager denied Derek’s claims.

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