News | Feb 03 2015

Boxing promoter Cedric Kushner dies at the age of 66

Cedric Kushner, once one of the most powerful men in boxing, dies from heart attack
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CEDRIC KUSHNER, who guided Hasim Rahman to the world heavyweight title and Shane Mosley to superstardom, died in New York at the age of 66 after suffering a heart attack last week.

The South African-born promoter – known for his walrus moustache – was suffering from Parkinson’s disease but he was once one of the most powerful promoters in boxing.

Kushner moved to the USA in the mid-1970s and worked as a promoter in music, working with acts such as The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Queen. He moved into boxing in the following decade and quickly built a solid reputation. As well as Rahman and Mosley, Kushner worked with world champions such as Virgil Hill, Welcome Ncita, Shannon Briggs, Chris Byrd, Corrie Sanders and Oleg Maskaev.

 

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