Boxing Hall of Famer Lou Duva dies at 94, handled 19 champs

PATERSON, N.J. — Lou Duva, the Boxing Hall of Famer who handled the careers of 19 champions including heavyweight Evander Holyfield, died Wednesday. He was 94. The colorful Duva died of natural causes at a hospital in Paterson, where he lived, his son said in a statement released by the family. A gruff, down-to-earth manager and trainer who was generous with his pupils, Lou Duva...
Via The Denver Post
March 08, 2017

Legendary N.J. boxing manager Lou Duva dies at 94

Duva handled the careers of 19 world champions, and most notably trained heavyweight titlist Evander Holyfield, and welterweight kingpins Pernell Whitaker and Meldrick Taylor - Olympic medalists. Legendary Hall of Fame boxing manager and trainer Lou Duva died Wednesday at 94, according to his publicist, John Cirillo. Duva died of natural causes...
March 08, 2017

Thunder And Lighting: Julio Cesar Chavez Vs. Meldrick Taylor

On paper Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor gave all the signs of something special. The B-side of the attraction was a 1984 Olympic Gold medalist, with what Bernard Hopkins would undoubtedly call a “slick Black” style. But Medrick Taylor’s temperament never let him use his hand and foot speed, to the detriment of action […] The post Thunder And Lighting: Julio Cesar Chavez Vs...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Meldrick Taylor movie being planned?

From the time he wrote down on a dresser drawer as an eight year old child that he would become a world champion, Meldrick Taylor had only one goal. From being a prized amateur and a 1984 Olympic Gold Medal winner and then in 1988 finally realizing his dream when he knocked out Buddy McGirt to become the IBF Jr. Welterweight champion, Taylor wasn’t done. After making two defenses...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Champions of Tomorrow card set

ESSINGTON, PA (June 25, 2013)—This Thursday night June 27th at the Deck in Essington, PA, Marty Feldman and Meldrick Taylor’s Champions of Tomorrow will present its inaugural show with a terrific seven bout card. In the main event, 2008 Olympic Bronze medal winner, Yordenis Ugas will take on tough veteran Adan Hernandez in a ten round Jr. Welterweight bout. Ugas of Miami, Florida...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Meldrick Taylor working with Champions of Tomorrow, PA fight card on June 20

Former Olympic Gold Medal winner and two-time world champion Meldrick Taylor has been added to the Champions of Tomorrow Promotional team. The inaugural event will take place on Thursday night June 20th at the Deck in Essington, PA. Taylor, who captured Olympic Gold in 1984, went on to win the IBF Jr. Welterweight championship with a 12th round stoppage over Buddy McGirt on September...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Martinez survives 12th round shocker, but this was no Chavez Sr-Meldrick Taylor

Boxing is abuzz with the outcome of Saturday's Sergio Martinez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. bout, and justifiably so. After boxing Chavez's ears off for 10 straight rounds, Martinez decided to close the show by going toe-to-toe with the much bigger Chavez in the 11th, producing an electrifying brawl. This was a bad tactical decision on the part of Martinez, who relies on head...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

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