as mentioned in Lou Duva, the Hall of Fame boxing manager who handled the careers of Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis, has died aged 94.
Duva was enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1998, in addition to being awarded several boxing honours through his lifetime.
Henry Hascup, the president of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, knew Duva for almost 60 years.
He was an icon in the sport of boxing, who held every role there was in the sport.
In addition to managing Holyfield and Lewis, he also handled boxing greats including Pernell Whitaker, Meldrick Taylor and Mark Breland.
as mentioned in Duva was voted Manager of the Year in 1985 by the Boxing Writers, and Trainer of the Year in 1987 by the World Boxing Association.
Legendary boxing trainer and manager Lou Duva, who spent more than seven decades in the sport he loved, died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, N.J.
Lou Duva was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1998, and also was voted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, and the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
He was probably best known for being the trainer of heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, who was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame this year.
Duva, the patriarch of one of the most influential families in boxing, died of natural causes, according to his only surviving son, Dino Duva.
Remembering boxing legend Lou Duva
as mentioned in Keith Idec and Tom Franklin/NorthJersey.comLegendary New Jersey boxing trainer and promoter, Lou Duva, at the Hackensack PAL in 2008.
Lou Duva boxing promoter at Ice World in Totowa on July 18,1978.
Boxing should consider itself fortunate to have had Lou Duva for as long as it did.
Legendary New Jersey boxing trainer and promoter, Lou Duva, giving tips in the ring to light heavyweight contender, Shaun George, at the Hackensack PAL in 2008.
(Photo: Carmine Galasso/The Record file)Lou Duva always looked and acted the part of a boxing trainer.
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