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Respected Boxing Manager And Attorney Stanley Levin Passes Away

One of Boxing's more respected individuals was laid to rest on Sunday in a Pensacola, FL funeral home after succumbing to a lengthy illness on Friday evening.

70 year old Stanley Levin had guided modern day great Roy Jones' Jr's career from its professional start and is largely credited for resurrecting the shattered boxer's faith in the sport after the 1988 Olympic debacle that saw Jones denied a richly deserved Gold Medal.

Levin became well known and not always appreciated by promoters in the 1990's as he aggressively protected the interests of Jones, who went on to dominate the in several weight classes.

The partner in the Levin-Pappantonio law firm of Pensacola was well-liked by boxers in the sport and maintained close friendships with many long after their business relationships had ended.

Levin won the Rocky Marciano Manager of the Year Award in 1994 before winning the co-Manager of the Year Award, along with his brother and partner Fred, in 1995 by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Despite his ill-health, Levin still served as a consultant to interested parties across the globe in recent years.

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