A greek immigrant, Lou was the Godfather of amateur boxing on the Charlotte sports scene for nearly 50 years. A former pro bantamweight, Lou made his living working high steel construction but his passion was training young men. He produced many champions including four time world amateur and Olympian Bernard Taylor, heavyweights Neil Wallace, Waban Thomas and Olympian Calvin Brock, future world pro bantamweight champion Kelvin Seabrooks and many more. It is estimated his boxers won over 1,000 amateur matches.

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