Dino Duva

Dino Duva (born August 28, 1958 in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American boxing promoter.[1]

Duva is the son of trainer/manager Lou Duva, and the younger brother of the late Dan Duva. The Duvas have been given the title of "the first family of boxing".[citation needed] Dino Duva has promoted boxing events worldwide, and was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall Of Fame in 1999.[citation needed]

He is the former President of his family's 'Main Events' boxing promotions. After leaving Main Events in 2000, he founded, with his father, 'Duva Boxing' in Totowa, New Jersey, which has become a major promoter; he is its current President.[citation needed] Duva Boxing represents former WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World, Samuel Peter, WBO Cruiserweight Champion Ola Afolabi, cruiserweight contender Darnell Wilson, Italian-American heavyweight Mike Marrone, and James De la Rosa.[citation needed]

In December 2006, Don King purchased a 50% interest in Duva Boxing for an undisclosed financial sum.[citation needed] However, Duva still runs Duva Boxing as a separate entity. The merging of "The Duvas" and "The King" drew media and press attention.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Abramson, Mitch (20 August 2009). "American boxing promoter Dino Duva brings China to the ring". New York Daily News. Retrieved 16 January 2011.

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