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Top boxing promoter Mickey Duff dead at 84

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Mar 24, 2014 | 1:51pm EDT

Boxing legend Mickey Duff has died, aged 84. The revered trainer, who was born in Poland in 1929, emigrated to England in the late 1930s and changed his name from Monek Prager. He started boxing as a teenager but retired in his early 20s and became a young promoter. He was involved with a stable of top British fighters, including Frank Bruno, Joe Calzaghe, John Conteh, Lloyd Honeyghan and Alan Minter. Duff was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1999.

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