Lou Duva, one of the 20th century’s most notable boxing figures, has passed away at the age of 94 to natural causes. The funeral will take place this upcoming Monday, March 13th, in Paterson, New Jersey.
Duva, who was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1998, trained or managed nineteen world champions during his career, including Meldrick Taylor, Evander Holyfield, and Pernell Whittaker. The New York Times piece above examines his legacy in far greater detail than I ever could and I greatly recommend the read.
He is survived by four children, eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. His daughter-in-law Kathy continues to run Main Events, which promotes the likes of Sergey Kovalev and Curtis Stevens.
We here at Bad Left Hook will keep the Duva family in our thoughts. Raise one to one of the few titans of the hurt business to die on his own terms.