Mickey Duff

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Mickey Duff (born Monek Prager; 7 June 1929 – 22 March 2014) was a Polish-born English boxer, manager and promoter. He promoted and managed many British boxers, including Frank Bruno, Joe Calzaghe, John Conteh, Terry Downes, Lloyd Honeyghan, Maurice Hope, Charlie Magri, Alan Minter, John H. Stracey, Jim Watt and Howard Winstone. After retiring in 1999, he was added into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

He was born in Kraków to a Jewish family. His rabbi father fled with his family to the United Kingdom, escaping the Nazis, in the late 1930s. Later in life, Duff had Alzheimer's disease.

Duff died from natural causes on 22 March 2014 in Aldgate, London. He was 84.[1][2]

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  1. "Mickey Duff: Boxing manager and promoter dies aged 84". BBC. 22 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  2. Dawes, Mike (22 March 2014). "Legendary boxer, manager and promoter Mickey Duff dies aged 84". Daily Mail. Retrieved 23 March 2014.

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