December 24, 2009 – Terry Lawless, the British boxing manager who took Frank Bruno to a world heavyweight title bout against Mike Tyson in 1989 and guided four other world champions, died in Spain on Thursday at the age of 76.
“He will be remembered as one of the all-time great boxing managers,” close friend Norman Giller wrote on the Sports Journalists Association website (www.sportsjournalists.co.uk) after being contacted by Lawless’s wife Sylvia.
The ‘maker of champions’ managed more than 50 boxers and guided John H. Stracey, Maurice Hope, Jim Watt and Charlie Magri to various world titles from his Royal Oak gym in east London. He had retired in 1999.
Lawless worked closely with the promoters Mickey Duff, Jarvis Astaire, Harry Levene and Mike Barrett who dominated British boxing from the 1960s to the 1980s. LONDON (Reuters)