March 8, 2017

Lou Duva passed this morning. His mighty heart stopped beating two months shy of his 95th birthday. And in this case, an era has truly passed, an era where a handshake was the most important contract and a "boxing guy" was someone who worked full-time in the business and did so for love first (yes, the money was important as well).

Lou learned boxing by hanging out in Stillman's Gym in the 1930s, where his older brother trained. He earned his living as a truck driver, but spent every evening after work at the gym, absorbing the lessons of the established trainers and managers. It wasn't just the boxers who fascinated Lou, but the business itself. He wou...

March 8, 2017

The BWAA wants to pays its respects to Hall of Fame trainer Lou Duva, who died Wednesday morning (March 8) at the age of 94. Duva was a two-time BWAA Manager of the Year (1984 and 1993) and winner of the BWAA’s prestigious Long and Meritorious award (1993). He trained such stars as Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker, Meldrick Taylor, Vinny Pazienza, Hector Camacho, Arturo Gatti, Michael Moorer, Joey Giardello, Livingstone Bramble, Mark Breland, Johnny Bumphus, Fernando Vargas, Andrew Golota, Bobby Czyz, Mike McCallum and Lennox Lewis.

Duva was introduced to the world of boxing in 1963 when former world heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano befr...

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