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Famed Boxing Trainer James “Bouie” Fisher Dead at 83

On behalf of the Fisher family, DiBella Entertainment has announced the passing of legendary boxing trainer, James “Bouie” Fisher. He was 83. Fisher, best known for his work with Bernard Hopkins, was a mainstay in the Philadelphia boxing scene for decades. He won the 2001 Eddie Futch-John F.X. Condon Award, presented by the Boxing Writers’ Association of America annually to honor the year’s best trainer. Fisher leaves behind his wife, Peggy; 8 children: Andre, Bernadette, Bernard, Cecilia, James, Josephine, Valerie, and Victoria; and 15 grand children. Memorial service arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

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