SAY A PRAYER
July 8 2004
one of its truly good people today when legendary Hall of Fame
cutman Al Gavin passed away at 4PM today at Winthrop Hospital
in Mineola, Long Island. He suffered a stroke on June 29. All
who knew him and all who loved him send thier deepest sympathies
and heart felt prayers to Al's family in this time of sorrow.
of Bethpage, NY on July 8, 2004. Retired NYC Parks Dept. Employee.
"Boxing Cutman to the Stars". Beloved husband of 50
years to Joyce. Devoted father of Barbara (Bob Gilson), Allan
Jr. (Terry) and Maureen. Visiting Saturday and Sunday, 2-5 and
7-9PM at the Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc., 234 Broadway,
Bethpage, LI. Religious Service at the Funeral Home on Monday,
10AM, with interment following at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Pinelawn,
world-renowned cutman & trainer has been around boxing for
over a half a century. He was the cutman for Heavyweight World
Champion Lennox Lewis
and was Micky Ward's cutman in the epic battles with Arturo Gatti.
In addition to being a cutman Al Gavin was the trainer - for light
heavyweight contender Eric Harding.
forty years, Gavin has worked the corners of champions and contenders
such as Bruce Selden, Kevin Kelly, Lonnie Bradley, Vito Antuofermo,
Prince Naseem Hamed, Oscar De La Hoya, James "Buddy"
McGirt, Louie Del Valle, Jake "The Snake" Rodriguez,
Michael Grant just to name a few.
boxing would agree that Al Gavin was an icon of the sport and
a gentleman outside of boxing.
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