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Old 03-29-2010, 09:06 PM
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Is this true? That Louis evetually became addicted to herion?
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I read before that he was addicted to heroin, alcohol and other drugs, and was involved with the crooks of boxing and other shady people.
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Cocaine. Maybe some other stuff too.
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The heroin I hadn't heard. I knew later in life he became addicted to coke.

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I read before that he was addicted to heroin, alcohol and other drugs, and was involved with the crooks of boxing and other shady people.

He developed a cocaine and alcohol habit after his career was over and his son had him committed for his own good. Im interested where you read he was addicted to heroin and involved with "the crooks of boxing", do you have a source? As far as the "other shady people" part.....many, many, many celebrities and athletes have had associations with people that have less than stellar reputations. I hardly think Louis is the exception. In fact, I know he isn't.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:53 PM
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He developed a cocaine and alcohol habit after his career was over and his son had him committed for his own good. Im interested where you read he was addicted to heroin and involved with "the crooks of boxing", do you have a source? As far as the "other shady people" part.....many, many, many celebrities and athletes have had associations with people that have less than stellar reputations. I hardly think Louis is the exception. In fact, I know he isn't.
I will see if I can dig it up.
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Here is an article that mentions it.
http://archives.tcm.ie/businesspost/...ry41253528.asp


Instead of an honourable retirement, Louis was swallowed up by the sharks circling the boxing business, and gradually pulled into the netherworld of drugs, drink, violence and the mob.

It spat him out in the late-1960s; broke and addicted to heroin. Louis' third wife helped to pull him back from the brink of self destruction. But one of the greatest ever heavyweight champions in the world was to finish his life as a 'meeter and greeter' at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.


What I read had a little more detail but I can't seem to find it. He suffered from massive paranoia always thinking the mob was after him and that the crooks he had conspired with were always trying to kill him.
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He developed a cocaine and alcohol habit after his career was over and his son had him committed for his own good. Im interested where you read he was addicted to heroin and involved with "the crooks of boxing", do you have a source? As far as the "other shady people" part.....many, many, many celebrities and athletes have had associations with people that have less than stellar reputations. I hardly think Louis is the exception. In fact, I know he isn't.
The shady person in question is Ash Resnik who was a known mob-figure in Vegas. Resnik had been a fan of Louis back in the day and when he heard about Louis' financial straights he gave him a job at his casino.

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The shady person in question is Ash Resnik who was a known mob-figure in Vegas. Resnik had been a fan of Louis back in the day and when he heard about Louis' financial straights he gave him a job at his casino.

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I thought it was in reference to his career, my bad. But as I've said, many fighters have had associations with such people, I don't see it as a big deal unless a career was actually being manipulated.
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