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Freddie Brown Trainer/Cut Man 1920s-1980
Trainer/Manager 1939-1985

By Robert Ecksel

   With the classic features of a scowling ex-pug - dented nose, cauliflower ears, gnarled hands and misshaped knuckles - Freddie Brown had the kind of face only a mother could love. Brown was born on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1907. He fought as an amateur before becoming a cornerman. This most distinguished of cut men worked the corners of heavyweights Abe Simon, Bob Pastor and Larry Holmes; Nigerian middle and light-heavyweight champion Dick Tiger; and middleweight titlists Rocky Graziano and Vito Antuofermo. Brown was co-trainer with Ray Arcel of the legendary Roberto Duran. Freddie was cut man to that champ's champ and one of the game's great bleeders: Rocky Marciano. Freddie Brown's star turn was the repair job he did on Rocky's nose - which was "ripped lengthwise" by an Ezzard Charles punch - in 1954. After Duran's shocking "No mas!" against Sugar Ray Leonard in 1980, a heartbroken, disbelieving Freddie Brown retired from the sport of boxing

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