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Bennie Georgino dies at 95; manager, promoter from L.A.'s golden age of boxing

Bennie Georgino dies at 95; manager, promoter from L.A.'s golden age of boxing

Bennie Georgino, a hall of fame boxing manager, promoter and bail bondsman who was said to personify the folk culture of Los Angeles' golden era of boxing, has died.

Georgino, a son of Neapolitan immigrants was a boxer and later an oddsmaker. He took over managing Danny "Little Red" Lopez, a former featherweight champion, after Lopez's manager, Howie Steindler, was found mysteriously beaten and suffocated in 1977. Georgino also managed former super-bantamweight world champion Jaime Garza.

He died Feb. 2, in Sun City, Calif., said his daughter, Susan Georgino. He was 95.

Steindler, owner of a divey but celebrated downtown L.A. boxing haunt, was said to be the...

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