Boxing lost a loyal servant this weekend with the unexpected death of Oscar Suarez. The trainer most widely known for shaping Brazilian Acelino ‘Popo’ Freitas. Later Suarez would take on the most high profile job in boxing, training Prince Naseem Hamed, and though maligned for his lack of impact on the Sheffield-man his death is reason for all of us to pause and take stock.
Suarez was believed to have been diagnosed with terminal cancer just over a month ago and leaves behind a wife, Marie, and six children. He was just 47.
All posted comments will be directed to the Suarez family at the end of the week.
The thoughts of the boxing world will be with his family. Boxingscene.com broke the news. Subsequently the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame provided the following obituary.
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> If any of the Suarez family and those that knew him are stumbling across this little piece at this difficult time, 10 years on from Oscar’s diagnosis and passing, my traffic figures suggests you may be, I hope you are all well and thriving in life. With best wishes, David