Oscar Suarez, trainer to Freitas, Hamed dies aged 47

2018 August 22nd

> 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

Boxing lost a loyal servant this weekend with the unexpected death of Oscar Suarez, the trainer most widely known for shaping Brazilian Acelino Freitas. Later he would take over 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 children. He was just 47.

All posted comments will be directed to the Suarez family at the end of the week.

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Boxing is a brave man’s sport

And the sky is blue, grass is green. An obvious statement of course, but the weekend corner retirement of Acelino Freitas brought down the curtain on a distinguished career and it would be sad if the hard-punching Brazilian is remembered only for quitting versus Diego Corrales and young Juan Diaz at the weekend. It would be unjust to overlook his longevity and the knockout streak of his youth.

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