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Bouie Fisher: Ex-Hopkins Trainer Passes at Age 83

On behalf of the Fisher family, it is with great sadness that DiBella Entertainment announces the passing of legendary boxing trainer, James “Bouie” Fisher. He was 83.

Fisher, best known for his work with Bernard Hopkins, was a mainstay in the Philadelphia boxing scene for decades. He won the 2001 Eddie Futch-John F.X. Condon Award, presented by the Boxing Writers’ Association of America annually to honor the year’s best trainer.

Fisher leaves behind his wife, Peggy; 8 children: Andre, Bernadette, Bernard, Cecilia, James, Josephine, Valerie, and Victoria; and 15 grand children.

DiBella Entertainment joins the boxing world in mourning the tragic loss of this great man. Please keep Bouie and the Fisher family in your prayers at this difficult time.

Memorial service arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by winky's right on 07-01-2011

Thank you for the memories Bouie, thank you.

Comment by Bushbaby on 07-01-2011

RIP,I wonder how B-Hop is taking that??

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 07-01-2011

R.I.P. Mr. Fisher...nothing but the UPMOST respect for this great man!!!

Comment by chiguy91 on 07-01-2011

rest in peace, condolences to the fisher family.

Comment by Tobi.G on 07-01-2011

Rest on peace great Hopkins trainer! He was a good oldschool trainer!

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