Hall of Fame trainer, manager Duva dies
Boxing Hall of Famer Lou Duva, who handled the careers of 19 champions, including heavyweight Evander Holyfield, died at the age of 94 at his home in Paterson, N.J.
Duva had a career that spanned seven decades. Besides Olympic medalists such as Holyfield, he also handled welterweight champions Pernell Whitaker and Meldrick Taylor. His first titlist was middleweight Joey Giardiello, who won his crown in 1963.
Duva and his family founded the promotional Main Events, which grew into an industry powerhouse.
ODDS AND ENDS
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