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September 28, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY
One of boxing's lovable gym rats was hauled kicking and screaming into open heart-surgery this week for some overdue work. Lou Duva tried to tell his doctors he was too busy for surgery. But he had used that line too many times. According to a Duva aide, the conversation went something like this: "Hey, Doc--get serious. You ever hear of Pernell Whitaker, lightweight champion of the world? This here kid is fighting Oct. 5 in Reno.
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April 19, 1997
Lou Duva had a pretty good fight this time, since no one KOd him, but calling for a rematch? Lou, your fighter had 12 rounds to fight Oscar De La Hoya and he didn't want to. MICHAEL HANNIN Newbury Park
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April 17, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reading Lou Duva's face, you can still see the hard times that long ago tried the soul of the patriarch of professional boxing's most powerful family. Lou Duva's face looks like a California mudslide. Everything begins to sag just below the eyes. From there, the lines run long and deep, down to magnificent jowls. Even when he smiles, you still read tough times. And Lou Duva smiles a lot these days. His fighter, Evander Holyfield, is going to make $20 million Friday night.
SPORTS
August 3, 1996 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The July 11 postfight riot at New York's Madison Square Garden could cost boxer Riddick Bowe $1 million and his manager, Rock Newman, and rival cornerman, Lou Duva, a lot more. Officials of the New York State Athletic Commission have ruled that Bowe must forfeit $1 million of his $5-million purse for that night's fight against Andrew Golota. The commission has also temporarily suspended the licenses of Newman and Duva and is recommending a permanent suspension.
SPORTS
March 30, 1991
Accolades to Jim Murray for his column (March 24) on Lou Duva and the fight scene. His relating of old fight managers and their schemes was a classic. Young readers of today got a rare insight (into) a sport when Mr. Murray portrays and relates to athletes of old. PETER M. CAVALLO Port Hueneme
SPORTS
April 19, 1997
Lou Duva had a pretty good fight this time, since no one KOd him, but calling for a rematch? Lou, your fighter had 12 rounds to fight Oscar De La Hoya and he didn't want to. MICHAEL HANNIN Newbury Park
NEWS
August 3, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Presumably right in line with these cash-and-carry Olympics, professional promoters, trainers and managers have been given full access and are swarming the floor of Alexander Memorial Coliseum to hug, mingle with and otherwise try to lure high-profile boxers to their stables.
SPORTS
August 8, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY, The Times
Is Joe Byrd, the laid-back guy who coaches the U.S. boxing team, a little too laid back? Lou Duva, the trainer of pro boxers Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker and Meldrick Taylor, believes so. Duva believes the U.S. team should have more boxers in the medal round. U.S. boxers can win a maximum of two medals at the Olympics. "It's that whole USA Boxing group, from the coaching staff right on down," he said. "No one is motivating these kids.
SPORTS
July 8, 1992 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, the most significant number in a bout between lightweights Rafael Ruelas of Arleta and Mauro Gutierrez of Mexico was 10. Ruelas, knocked down in that brawl, was counted out because he could not hear the referee. Tuesday night in the rematch, the most significant figure was 300. That was the estimated number of punches Ruelas landed to Gutierrez's head en route to a unanimous 10-round decision at the Hollywood Palladium. The victory avenged Ruelas' only loss as a pro.
NEWS
August 3, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Presumably right in line with these cash-and-carry Olympics, professional promoters, trainers and managers have been given full access and are swarming the floor of Alexander Memorial Coliseum to hug, mingle with and otherwise try to lure high-profile boxers to their stables.
SPORTS
August 8, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY, The Times
Is Joe Byrd, the laid-back guy who coaches the U.S. boxing team, a little too laid back? Lou Duva, the trainer of pro boxers Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker and Meldrick Taylor, believes so. Duva believes the U.S. team should have more boxers in the medal round. U.S. boxers can win a maximum of two medals at the Olympics. "It's that whole USA Boxing group, from the coaching staff right on down," he said. "No one is motivating these kids.
SPORTS
July 8, 1992 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, the most significant number in a bout between lightweights Rafael Ruelas of Arleta and Mauro Gutierrez of Mexico was 10. Ruelas, knocked down in that brawl, was counted out because he could not hear the referee. Tuesday night in the rematch, the most significant figure was 300. That was the estimated number of punches Ruelas landed to Gutierrez's head en route to a unanimous 10-round decision at the Hollywood Palladium. The victory avenged Ruelas' only loss as a pro.
SPORTS
September 28, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY
One of boxing's lovable gym rats was hauled kicking and screaming into open heart-surgery this week for some overdue work. Lou Duva tried to tell his doctors he was too busy for surgery. But he had used that line too many times. According to a Duva aide, the conversation went something like this: "Hey, Doc--get serious. You ever hear of Pernell Whitaker, lightweight champion of the world? This here kid is fighting Oct. 5 in Reno.
SPORTS
April 17, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reading Lou Duva's face, you can still see the hard times that long ago tried the soul of the patriarch of professional boxing's most powerful family. Lou Duva's face looks like a California mudslide. Everything begins to sag just below the eyes. From there, the lines run long and deep, down to magnificent jowls. Even when he smiles, you still read tough times. And Lou Duva smiles a lot these days. His fighter, Evander Holyfield, is going to make $20 million Friday night.
SPORTS
March 30, 1991
Accolades to Jim Murray for his column (March 24) on Lou Duva and the fight scene. His relating of old fight managers and their schemes was a classic. Young readers of today got a rare insight (into) a sport when Mr. Murray portrays and relates to athletes of old. PETER M. CAVALLO Port Hueneme
SPORTS
August 3, 1996 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The July 11 postfight riot at New York's Madison Square Garden could cost boxer Riddick Bowe $1 million and his manager, Rock Newman, and rival cornerman, Lou Duva, a lot more. Officials of the New York State Athletic Commission have ruled that Bowe must forfeit $1 million of his $5-million purse for that night's fight against Andrew Golota. The commission has also temporarily suspended the licenses of Newman and Duva and is recommending a permanent suspension.
SPORTS
March 24, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
As you know if you've been paying attention, it always gives me great pleasure to herald the return of a supposedly extinct or even endangered species. I wish the Great Plains bison would return. I deplore the disappearance of the dinosaur, the whooping crane, the woolly mammoth. I am saddened by the increasing extinction of the tiger, the elephant. I am sorry to see shark meat become a table delicacy because I know it means the great whites will soon cease to prowl the ocean's floor.
SPORTS
March 24, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
As you know if you've been paying attention, it always gives me great pleasure to herald the return of a supposedly extinct or even endangered species. I wish the Great Plains bison would return. I deplore the disappearance of the dinosaur, the whooping crane, the woolly mammoth. I am saddened by the increasing extinction of the tiger, the elephant. I am sorry to see shark meat become a table delicacy because I know it means the great whites will soon cease to prowl the ocean's floor.
SPORTS
March 20, 1990 | EARL GUSTKEY
Richard Steele, with good reason, has refereed virtually every major boxing event in Las Vegas for the last couple of years. Chuck Minker, the Nevada Athletic Commission's executive director, doesn't say Steele is Nevada's best referee for fear of offending other big-name Nevada referees such as Mills Lane and Carlos Padilla. Instead, Minker points to the long list of major fights Steele has been assigned to work in recent years.
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