Felix Zabala Sr.
Felix "Tuto" Zabala Sr. a Miami-based boxing promoter and manager, Tuto worked with more than 50 fighters over 40 years, including many champions and top contenders. A Cuban, Zabala fled his country in 1961 and after several odd jobs he became a boxing promoter in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1980 he relocated to Miami where he went to work for Muhammad Ali Professional Sports, Inc., though he did continue promoting fights in Puerto Rico and continued to do what he could to help Puerto Rican fighters. Among the fighters Zabala promoted were Alfredo Escalera, Angel Espada, Miguel Lora, Wilfredo Vazquez Sr., Pedro Miranda, Samuel Serrano, Vicente Rondon, Raul Hernandez and Carlos Gerena. In all, he was involved in a dozen world title fights. Inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame (Promoter) in 2009.