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'''Born''': June 15, 1909 in Schenectady, NY, USA<br>
 
'''Born''': June 15, 1909 in Schenectady, NY, USA<br>
 
'''Died''': August 10, 1997
 
'''Died''': August 10, 1997
  
Viscusi grew up in Tampa, Florida, and moved to Hartford, Connecticut in 1929. He immeadiately began working as a manager and promoter. He promoted boxing, wrestling, and circuses. He managed three world champions; Willie Pep, Bob Foster, and Joe Brown.
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'''Lou Viscusi''' grew up in Tampa, Florida, and moved to Hartford, Connecticut in 1929. He immediately began working as a manager and promoter. He promoted boxing, wrestling, and circuses. He managed three world champions: Willie Pep, Bob Foster, and Joe Brown.
  
Viscusi worked with [[Bill Gore]], who handled the training of the fighters that he managed. He was inducted into the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2004.
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Viscusi worked with [[Bill Gore]], who handled the training of the fighters that he managed.
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He was inducted into the [[Florida Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2010. From the FBHOF:<br>
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''Lou Viscusi, also known as Mr. Lou, was born in Schenectady, NY in 1909, but grew up in Tampa, Florida.  Both a manager and a promoter, he made his mark in the New England area promoting boxing, wrestling and anything else people wanted to see. As a manager, he worked with welterweight Del Flanagan, middleweight Tony Licata and heavyweight Cleveland Williams. But he’s best known for taking featherweight Willie Pep, lightweight Joe “Old Bones” Brown and light-heavyweight Bob Foster to world championships. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004, he died in August 1997.''
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== Fighters Managed ==
 
== Fighters Managed ==
*Willie Pep
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*Bob Foster
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*[[Bob Foster]]
*Joe Brown
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*[[Joe Brown]]
*Manuel Gonzalez
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*[[Manuel Gonzalez]]
*Cleveland Williams
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*[[Cleveland Williams]]
*Del Flanagan
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*[[Del Flanagan]]
*Tony Licata
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*[[Tony Licata]]
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*[[Bobby Woods]]
  
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Latest revision as of 16:24, 10 July 2010

Class of 2004
Non-Participant Category
Hall of Fame bio:click
LouViscusi.jpg

Born: June 15, 1909 in Schenectady, NY, USA
Died: August 10, 1997

Lou Viscusi grew up in Tampa, Florida, and moved to Hartford, Connecticut in 1929. He immediately began working as a manager and promoter. He promoted boxing, wrestling, and circuses. He managed three world champions: Willie Pep, Bob Foster, and Joe Brown.

Viscusi worked with Bill Gore, who handled the training of the fighters that he managed.

He was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010. From the FBHOF:

Lou Viscusi, also known as Mr. Lou, was born in Schenectady, NY in 1909, but grew up in Tampa, Florida. Both a manager and a promoter, he made his mark in the New England area promoting boxing, wrestling and anything else people wanted to see. As a manager, he worked with welterweight Del Flanagan, middleweight Tony Licata and heavyweight Cleveland Williams. But he’s best known for taking featherweight Willie Pep, lightweight Joe “Old Bones” Brown and light-heavyweight Bob Foster to world championships. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004, he died in August 1997.


Fighters Managed