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...