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Cus D'Amato
Original name: Constantine D'Amato
Birth: Jan. 17, 1908
Bronx County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 1985
Greene County
New York, USA

Professional Boxing Manager/Trainer. An International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, he discovered, trained and managed world heavyweight champions Floyd Patterson, Jose Torres and Mike Tyson. Considered a man of integrity, tough and disciplined, he opposed the International Boxing Commission monopoly and won greater benefits for fighters and boxing in general. He invented the peek-a-boo stance and punching code, encouraged fighters to be responsible and productive citizens. He died of pneumonia before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight to gain the coveted crown and recognized as the highest salaried athlete of his time. In recognition of his achievements, the city of New York honored him by naming a street, E.14th Street and Cus D'Amato Way. He appeared in a documentary with Mohammed Ali and Richard Kiley in "A.K.A. Cassius Clay". Actor John Cassavetes portrayed him as ‘Gus Caputo' in the motion picture "Flesh and Blood" and George C. Scott appeared as him in "Tyson". (bio by: Geri D) 
Family links: 
  Damiano D'Amato (1868 - 1938)
  Elizabeth Rosato D'Amato (1875 - 1913)
  Rocco D'Amato (1899 - 1997)*
  Gerardo D'Amato (1902 - 1924)*
  Anthony D'Amato (1905 - 1999)*
  Cus D'Amato (1908 - 1985)
  Nicholas W. D'Amato (1910 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Patrick Cemetery
Jefferson Heights
Greene County
New York, USA
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Record added: Nov 18, 2000
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