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Lou Duva
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    (May 28, 1922-March 8, 2017)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Boxing manager, trainer and promoter
    With son Dan, formed Main Events (1978)
    Clients included Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Michael Moorer, Hector Camacho, Andrew Golota and Pernell Whitaker
    Elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame (1998)
    He looked like an older Barney Rubble.
    He dropped out of school at 15, then lied about his age to join the Civilian Conservation Corps before reaching the minimum age.
    As a professional boxer, his career record was a less than impressive six wins, ten losses and one draw.
    The New York State Athletic Commission temporarily suspended him for bumping referee Wayne Kelly during the melee that erupted after the July 11, 1996, bout between Andrew Golota and Riddick Bowe. (He claimed he was trying to protect Golota from members of Bowe’s entourage and any contact with the ref was inadvertent.)
    He said, ‘I’ll sum up boxing for you in two words: ‘You never know.’’
    He trained 19 champions in various weight classes over the years.
    He was fiercely devoted to his fighters.
    He was one of the few boxing managers not be accused of ripping of his fighters.
    He was named Manager of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America (1984) and twice named Trainer of the Year by the World Boxing Association (1987,1994).

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