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There was that November 1988 bout in Las Vegas when Duva, the cornerman for the lightweight Vinny Pazienza, joined his fighter in exchanging punches with Roger Mayweather after the final bell. “Lou always made me feel like I was a special person,” Hascup said. Lou Duva, one of boxing’s most formidable figures as a promoter, manager and trainer in a ring career spanning seven decades, died on Wednesday in Paterson, N.J. Thank you for visiting the Daily Journal. You may also sign up for one of our subscription packages which will hide all ads from you. My son Dino is the comptroller — he’s a C.P.A. He was 94. He was at a training base in Mississippi when he got into a fight with two lieutenants when he was defending a black woman who was being harassed on a bus. The Boxing Hall of Fame member died of natural causes at a hospital in Paterson, New Jersey, his son said in a statement released by the family. The family moved to Paterson when he was 4, and his father, Salvatore, worked in a dye house there. Steele was widely criticized for years for stopping the fight, but Duva stepping into the ring may have played a pivotal role. Lou Duva, front left, a trainer for Evander Holyfield, after Holyfield captured the heavyweight title with a knockout of Buster Douglas in 1990. A gruff, down-to-earth manager and trainer who was generous with his pupils, Lou Duva had a career that spanned seven decades. Terence,If someone donated to Trump in my name that is fine with me.
Duva had ties to more than a dozen world champions, among them the heavyweight Evander Holyfield, the middleweight Joey Giardello, the welterweights Meldrick Taylor and Mark Breland and the lightweight and welterweight Pernell Whitaker.
In July 1996, Duva sent Andrew Golota, his Polish heavyweight, against Riddick Bowe at Madison Square Garden. “My son Danny is the promoter and his wife, Kathy, does the publicity,” Duva told the New York Times columnist Dave Anderson for the oral history “In the Corner” (1991).
He was a great cheerleader.
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In this June 12, 2011, file photo, Lou Duva gestures at the Boxing Hall of Fame parade in Canastota, N.Y.
My daughter Deanne is the bookkeeper, and my other daughter, Denise, used to work here.”, As Duva put it: “My kids spoke Italian, American and boxing. Tommy,I didn't notice the difference from any other time. He was 94.
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Besides Holyfield, he also handled fellow 1984 Olympians Pernell Whitaker and Meldrick Taylor. In order to continue access to our site, please whitelist our domain smdailyjournal.com on your ad blocking tool. Get breaking news alerts& today's headlines inyour inbox. After the war, he became a boxer but realized his talents were better suited for the business end of the sport.
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After those three total views, we ask that you support us with a subscription. When Duva represented his fighters in deals with Main Events, it was all a family affair. The Canastota, New York-based boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory Duva. Lou Duva, one of boxing’s most formidable figures as a promoter, manager and trainer in a ring career spanning seven decades, died on Wednesday in Paterson, N.J.
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He was carried from the ring on a stretcher and spent a night in a hospital.
Please purchase an Enhanced Subscription to continue reading. Duva was voted “Manager of the Year” in 1985 by the Boxing Writers Association of America. We notice you are using an ad blocker.
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Duva is survived by a son, Dino, and daughters Donna Duva Brooks, Deanne Boorman and Denise. Join this email list to be kept abreast of breaking news.
It’s a tremendous loss to the sport of boxing.”.
While in the Army during World War II, he was a boxing instructor at Camp Hood, Tex. He was 94. Long afterward, he was the fourth man in the ring, so to speak, on several occasions when his fervor got the best of him. Henry Hascup, the president of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, knew Duva for almost 60 years. Legendary trainer and manager Lou Duva passed away today in a Paterson, NJ hospital. Duva was enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame (1998), as well as the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame and the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Boxing Hall of Famer Lou Duva, who handled the careers of 19 champions including heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, died Wednesday (Thursday NZ time) at the age of 94.
His death, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, was confirmed by his son Dino, a spokesman, John Cirillo, said. He was preceded in death by his wife, Enes, and a … Thank you very much! Tafhdyd- Indeed! (Leonard held the World Boxing Council title; Hearns the World Boxing Association’s.).
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“If you love what you’re doing, you don’t have to work a day in your life.”, Lou Duva, Boxing Promoter, Manager and Trainer, Dies at 94. LouDuva.jpg. If you register for an account, you will get two additional story views.
Steele waved the fight to a close with Chavez a TKO winner with 2 seconds left in a fight. “He was a great story teller who kept everyone captivated with his stories. Any fan of boxing over the last few decades will be familar with Lou's. The charismatic Duva worked in boxing for more than seven decades. Duva’s Main Events put on one of the company’s biggest fights in 1981 with the first Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns bout. Besides his son Dino, Duva is survived by his daughters, Donna Duva Brooks, Deanne Boorman and Denise MacPhail; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Duva was a welterweight boxer of no great distinction in the 1940s. Lou Duva, the legendary boxing trainer and manager who worked with Evander Holyfield, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, according to multiple news sources.
Success! By age 15, Lou was boxing in barroom smokers for $5 a bout and working as a bowling alley pin boy.
Duva was born May 28, 1922, to Italian immigrants in New York City. “Lou Duva was fiercely devoted to his fighters and to the sport that he dedicated his life to,” Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy said. He was a longtime resident of the Paterson area.
“My daughter Donna is the office manager and also handles the travel and hotels. The son of Italian immigrants, Duva and his family built the promotional company Main Events (founded in 1978) into one of boxing’s powerhouses.
Duva and his family founded the influential boxing promotion company Main Events in 1978. Newsletter arrives every morning for your convenience. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, the Daily Journal will send you links to our best local sports stories.
That's OK. He dropped out of school at 15 and forged a birth certificate saying he was 18 so he could work in the Pacific Northwest for the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal program begun under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was 94.
He was voted manager of the year in 1985 by the boxing writers and trainer of the year in 1987 by the World Boxing Association. You may also sign up for one of our subscription packages which will hide all ads from you. There was an error processing your request. Duva opened a Paterson-based trucking company to support his family when he quit fighting, but he was not prepared to forsake the boxing world.
said: Terence Y He sold his trucking business in the early 1960s, then worked as a bail bondsman and was the president of a Teamsters local.
The Boxing Hall of Fame member died of natural causes at a hospital in Paterson, New Jersey, his son, Dino, said in … PATERSON, N.J. — Lou Duva, the Boxing Hall of Famer who handled the careers of 19 champions including heavyweight Evander Holyfield, died Wednesday.
Sorry, there are no recent results for popular videos. After those three total views, we ask that you support us with a subscription. PATERSON, N.J. — Lou Duva, the Boxing Hall of Famer who handled the careers of 19 champions including heavyweight Evander Holyfield, died Wednesday. We are proud to be the Peninsula's home page providing the best in local news coverage to the community. His older brother Carl, a New Jersey club fighter, let Lou carry his gym bag and spit bucket.
He was an icon in the sport of boxing, who held every role there was in the sport. You knew when he was in a boxer’s corner, psyching that guy up.
Duva is survived by a son, Dino, and daughters Donna Duva Brooks, Deanne Boorman and Denise.
Duva with Chang Jiangping, president of the Chinese Boxing Federation, at a match between American and Chinese boxers in New York in 2010.
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All the top stories -- local news, local sports, lifestyle, opinions, obituaries, entertainment, plus regional/national/global info to keep you informed. The good feeling of supporting real, local news in your community, Access to all our award winning content (does not include e-edition). In the 1970s, he began promoting fights at Ice World in Totowa, N.J. His son Dan formed Main Events, in Totowa in 1978, soon after graduating from Seton Hall Law School. Boxing hall of famer Lou Duva waves to the crowd at the parade in downtown Canastota during the hall's Induction Weekend in 1998. Thank you very much! He was 94. He joined the Army after World War II broke out.
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