From the FBHOF:
A native New Yorker who retired to Florida, Irv Abramson was a fighter’s best friend going back to the days he was a gunner on a B-25 during World War II, and staged fights on military bases. Playing a big role in the formation of the Florida State Athletic Commission, Abramson helped establish a medical plan for Florida boxers, staged fund raisers for needy fighters, and helped down-and-out fighters find jobs. Among the fighters helped by Abramson were former champions Beau Jack, whom he found shining shoes in a Miami hotel, and Kid Gavilan. Founder of the National Boxing Association, Abramson served as its non-salaried president for 18 years.
Inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame (Historian) in 2009.