Name: Lou Savarese
Hometown: Houston, Texas, USA
Height: 6′ 5″ / 195cm
Reach: 80″ / 203cm
Boxing Record: click
Promoting Record: click
Trainers: Jesse Reid, Bobby Benton
Lou Savarese Gallery
Lou Savarese was an excellent amateur who won the New York Golden Gloves tournament, beating Alex Stewart in the finals. Savarese turned pro and was brought along very slowly during the beginning of his career. After his break-through bout with Buster Mathis Jr. in 1996, an impressive TKO win, Savarese's management put him in with the best the division had to offer.
Savarese first challenged heavyweight champion George Foreman, dropping a close decision. Then he was TKO'ed by David Izon, in the fifth round. "Big Lou" rebounded soon after by stopping former heavyweight champion James (Buster) Douglas in the first round. Next Savarese rose from the canvas to defeat undefeated KO puncher, Mount Whitaker. Savarese dropped a decision to Michael Grant and retired. He came back a year later to fight Mike Tyson, losing in the first round.
Savarese was out for another year, but returned for several more bouts.
New York Golden Gloves Champion
Lou Savarese won two New York Golden Gloves Championships. Savarese won the 1985 Super-Heavyweight Novice Championship and the 1986 Super-Heavyweight Open Championship. In 1985 Savarese stopped (RSC-2) Jonathan Hill of Gleason's Gym in the finals to win the Championship and in 1986 Savarese defeated Alex Stewart of the Uptown Gym in the finals to win the Championship. In 1987 Savarese advanced to the finals of the Super Heavyweight Open division. He was to have met future Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe but Savarese was injured and could not box. Savarese trained at the Cage Recreation Center in White Plains, New York.