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Howard Davis, Jr. Passes Away

The New York State Athletic Commission would like to pass on its sincerest condolences to the family, friends and fans of boxer, Olympic gold medalist and New York-native Howard Davis, Jr., who passed away this past December 30th at his home in Plantation, FL. Davis was born in Glen Cove, New York and was inspired to become a boxer after viewing a documentary on Muhammad Ali. He received the Val Baker Trophy, awarded to the most outstanding Olympic fighter, at the 1976 Games, from a class that also included fellow gold medalists Sugar Ray Leonard and the Spinks brothers, Michael and Leon.

He accrued a professional record of 36-6-1 (14 KO's) before retiring from boxing in 1996. Read more about Davis here.