as informed in Lou Duva, the Boxing Hall of Famer who handled the careers of 19 champions including heavyweight Evander Holyfield, has died at 94.
Duva was enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1998, as well as the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame and the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
A gruff, down-to-earth manager and trainer who was generous with his pupils, Lou Duva had a career that spanned seven decades.
Mike Groll / Associated Press Lou Duva at the Boxing Hall of Fame parade in 2011.
Lou Duva at the Boxing Hall of Fame parade in 2011.
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Losing A Legend: Longtime Boxing Promoter, Manager Lou Duva Passes Away At Age 94 – SportsBusiness Daily
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SBD/March 9, 2017/People and Pop CultureBoxing HOFer LOU DUVA , who managed and trained 19 world titleholders, died yesterday of “natural causes” in his hometown of Paterson, N.J., according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com.
Duva was the “patriarch of the boxing family that founded Main Events, which became one of the most domina…
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As it stated in In a sport known for colorful characters, there was none more gregarious than Lou Duva.
In 1978, his son, Dan, formed Main Events to put on boxing shows in Totowa, N.J. Lou Duva served as manager and trainer to the fighters.
“Lou Duva wouldn’t let anyone do anything to me,” Holyfield once said.
I didn’t know how important it was to have somebody argue for you.”Duva is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and the Meadowlands Sports Hall of Fame.
The legendary boxing trainer, who developed a number of world champions including Evander Holyfield, died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, N.J.
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