Lou Savarese

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Lou Savarese

Italian-American boxer, and a former professional boxer from Houston, Texas, United States add

Category: Boxing

Born in 1965.

Countries: United States (33%), California (16%), Texas (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Heavyweight, Evander Holyfield, California

Linked to: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, International Boxing Association, World Boxing Council, World Boxing Organization




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Lou Savarese was born in 1965 add something


Savarese is trained by Jesse Reid, who survived a shooting in 1984 when another of his boxers, former WBC world Jr. Welterweight champion Bruce Curry shot him two days after losing to Billy Costello add something


In 1987 Savarese advanced to the finals of the Super Heavyweight Open division add something


Savarese, a Roberts Elementarian, began his professional boxing career on April 30, 1989, knocking out James Smith in four rounds at Galveston, Texas add something


On April 19, 1990, Savarese was forced to fight an entire boxing fight for the first time, when he defeated Mike Robinson in Poughkeepsie, New York, New York by a six round decision add something


He proceeded to win his next seven fights by knockout, and, in 1991, Kayo boxing cards published a trading card featuring Savarese add something


On November 21, 1992 Savarese fought Larry Givens, who is mostly famous for his incredible lack of success as a professional boxer add something


This fight was for the NABF's vacant regional Heavyweight title, and Savarese won the title on November 1, 1996, by knocking Mathis out in round seven, at Indio, California add something


Buster Mathis, Jr. - In November 1996 Mathis lost his USBA belt to undefeated Lou Savarese


The fight was held on April 26, 1997, in Atlantic City, New Jersey add something


George Foreman - In 1997, he faced contender Lou Savarese, winning a close decision in a grueling, competitive encounter


James Douglas (boxer) - In 1998 Douglas was knocked out in the first round of a fight with heavyweight contender Lou Savarese


After that, he fought only twice in 1999, winning a split decision over prospect Lance "Mount" Whitaker and losing by ten round decision against future Lennox Lewis world championship challenger Michael Grant, on June 19 at New York's Madison Square Garden add something


Lance Whitaker - A win over faded contender Alex Stewart landed him a fight against Lou Savarese in 1999


More than one year later, on June 24, 2000, Savarese had his first fight abroad, when he faced Tyson in Glasgow, Scotland add something


Mike Tyson - He fought Lou Savarese in June 2000 in Glasgow, winning in the first round; the fight lasted only 38 seconds


Savarese remained active, and, after two wins, he beat David Bostice on November 2, 2001 by a twelve-round decision add something


Tim Witherspoon - The 43 year old Witherspoon resurfaced in 2001, knocking out the prospect David Bostice in one round, outpointing Cuban southpaw contender Eliecer Castillo and Syrian Ahmed Abdin, before his revival was ended by hard hitting heavyweight Lou Savarese who stopped him in five rounds


Another major win for Savarese came on September 22, 2002, when he beat former two-time world Heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon by a knockout in round five at Friant, California add something


On March 15, 2003, he lost the title to former John Ruiz world title challenger Kirk Johnson, who knocked Savarese out in four rounds at Dallas add something


Attempting to win another regional Heavyweight title, Savarese fought Leo Nolan, for the IBA's vacant Americas Heavyweight title, but he lost to Nolan by a twelve round unanimous decision on May 7, 2004 add something


Lou Savarese returned to the ring on March 18, 2006 stopping Marcus Rhode in two rounds at Convention Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas add something


Lou Savarese continued his comeback by stopping Travis Fulton in 3 rounds on January 18, 2007, in Houston TX. Savarese showed he still has decent ability and has now brought his record to 45-6-37 kos add something


On June 30, 2007, Savarese fought former Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield add something


Evander Holyfield - On June 30, 2007, Holyfield defeated Lou Savarese, knocking the bigger and heavier Savarese down in the fourth and again in the ninth round, en route to a unanimous decision win


On June 20, 2013 Savarase competed in a mixed martial arts bout add something