REST IN PEACE, BOUIE FISHER

BY The Sweet Science ON June 30, 2011
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James “Bouie” Fisher
June 1, 1928 – June 30, 2011

 On behalf of the Fisher family, it is with great sadness that DiBella Entertainment announces the passing of legendary boxing trainer, James “Bouie” Fisher. He was 83.

Fisher, best known for his work with Bernard Hopkins, was a mainstay in the Philadelphia boxing scene for decades. He won the 2001 Eddie Futch-John F.X. Condon Award, presented by the Boxing Writers’ Association of America annually to honor the year’s best trainer.

Fisher leaves behind his wife, Peggy; 8 children: Andre, Bernadette, Bernard, Cecilia, James, Josephine, Valerie, and Victoria; and 15 grand children.

DiBella Entertainment joins the boxing world in mourning the tragic loss of this great man. Please keep Bouie and the Fisher family in your prayers at this difficult time.

Memorial service arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

Comment on this article

Radam G says:

My deepest condolences. Wow! No one really dies alone. Just in this month, we have lost and Heaven Has Gained Gernaro Hernandez, Nick Charles, Billy Costello and now Bouie Fisher. So busy has been the crossroad for those GREATS in da game. May they have the best mansions up there behind those Pearly Gates. Holla!

Real Talk says:

Oh no.......I feel like I lost a family member. I watched Bouie Fisher and Bernard Hopklins together as a youngsta with my Uncle June over him an Aunt Geneva house so many times...... he was like a throwback OLD Uncle figure from the 80's who would keep all of us straight an in line if we were up to no good and we would respect him and go around the corner and do our dirt...not in front of him. I can see him around my way on the stone benches back in the day. I feel like I knew him......this is hitting me in my heart right now. I remember him tellin Bernard...my jab is strong....My jab....like I gave that to you use it right. I will mourn the great trainer and mentor Bouie Fisher like he was my blood. Rest up Mr. Fisher. No more pain...no more worries......wow.......He goes with GOD now. We should celebrate his life and memory. Dueces

Real Talk says:

My deepest condolences. Wow! No one really dies alone. Just in this month, we have lost and Heaven Has Gained Gernaro Hernandez, Nick Charles, Billy Costello and now Bouie Fisher. So busy has been the crossroad for those GREATS in da game. May they have the best mansions up there behind those Pearly Gates. Holla!


This is true class Radam......couldn't have said it better. This is the Radam I know. I mourning right now.....

brownsugar says:

R.i.p.

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