By David Martinez
On March 22, 2014 boxing lost a true icon in the sport – Mickey Duff. Although I did not know Mickey personally, he was highly respected for all of his dedication and accomplishments in boxing. He was a matchmaker, manager, corner man, and promoter.
Born on June 7, 1929 in Krakow, Poland, he moved to England in the late 1930’s and focused on boxing. He boxed as an amateur before turning professional at the young age of 15, posting a professional record of 33 wins, 8 losses, and 3 draws.
His involvement with boxers included 19 world champions including Jim Watt, Alan Minter, Barry McGuigan, John Coteh, Terry Downes, Howard Winstone, Maurice Hope, John Mugabi, Cornelius Boza Edwards, Lloyd Honeyghan, Frank Bruno and Joe Calzaghe.
May his soul rest peacefully in heaven with God.