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Lou Duva

  • Birthplace: New York City
  • Birthday: May 28
Date of passing: 
March 08, 2017

Obituary

Obituary: 

Lou Duva was a boxing promoter, manager and trainer who handled 19 world champions over the course of his career.

He is best known for his work with the heavyweight Evander Holyfield, the middleweight Joey Giardello, the welterweights Meldrick Taylor and Mark Breland and the lightweight and welterweight Pernell Whitaker.

Regarded as one of the best cornermen in boxing, Duva was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1998.

Lou Duva was a boxing promoter, manager and trainer who handled 19 world champions over the course of his career.

He is best known for his work with the heavyweight Evander Holyfield, the middleweight Joey Giardello, the welterweights Meldrick Taylor and Mark Breland and the lightweight and welterweight Pernell Whitaker.

Regarded as one of the best cornermen in boxing, Duva was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1998.

He also appeared frequently on television, including ABC’s Wide World of Sports, WrestleMania, ESPN Top Rank Boxing, HBO Boxing, ESPN Friday Night Fights and ESPN SportsCentury.

Duva died March 8, 2017, in Paterson, New Jersey. He was 94.

 

 

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