Lou Savarese is a former American boxer and heavyweight champion. His impressive career, which began in 1989, saw an overall 46 wins and seven losses, with fights against five world champions and greats like George Forman, Evander Holyfield, and Mike Tyson. Savarese won two New York Golden Gloves Championships, the 1985 Super-Heavyweight Novice Championship, and the 1986 Super-Heavyweight Open Championship.
Why did you start boxing?
I used to get into a lot of fights as a kid and was even kicked out of Catholic school. Boxing was a sport that I was good at and made me want to work hard. At first my father didn't like the idea of it, but once he saw my passion for boxing, he finally gave in.
What are 3 words to describe you?
Fierce, competitive, caring.
What was your favorite moment in boxing?
When I beat Buster Douglas because I was a major underdog. 20 out of 22 boxing writers had picked me to lose the fight.
What made you want to open up a gym?
I have always been obsessed with nutrition and physical fitness. I love being able to enhance people's lives. To me, boxing is the best integration of functional fitness and resistance training.