Cus D'Amato

Cus D'Amato

Original Name Constantine D'Amato
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 4 Nov 1985 (aged 77)
Catskill, Greene County, New York, USA
Burial Catskill, Greene County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 5097942 · View Source
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Professional Boxing Manager/Trainer. An International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, he discovered, trained and managed world heavyweight champions Floyd Patterson, Jose Torres and Mike Tyson. Considered a man of integrity, tough and disciplined, he opposed the International Boxing Commission monopoly and won greater benefits for fighters and boxing in general. He invented the peek-a-boo stance and punching code, encouraged fighters to be responsible and productive citizens. He died of pneumonia before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight to gain the coveted crown and recognized as the highest salaried athlete of his time. In recognition of his achievements, the city of New York honored him by naming a street, E.14th Street and Cus D'Amato Way. He appeared in a documentary with Mohammed Ali and Richard Kiley in "A.K.A. Cassius Clay". Actor John Cassavetes portrayed him as ‘Gus Caputo' in the motion picture "Flesh and Blood" and George C. Scott appeared as him in "Tyson".

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cus D'Amato (17 Jan 1908–4 Nov 1985), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5097942, citing Saint Patrick Cemetery, Catskill, Greene County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .