Lou Brooks

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Brooks had a busy amateur boxing career, winning nearly 100 bouts in three years, 80 by knockout, three in one night. He swept the Eastern Golden Gloves, Diamond Belt and Mid-Atlantic AAU
light-heavy title in 1941. Lou had a four year (42 fights) professional career versus ranking heavy-weights. As a pro, he drew and lost to Joey Maxim, split with Gus Dorazio, and beat Tony Musto and
Herbie Kats and rallied to take the Southwest heavyweight crown from Buddy Scott. After retiring from the ring, he helped boxer Willie Roache train young fighters in Wilmington.



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