N.O. boxing legend 'Little Duke' dies at 84

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Posted on March 4, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 5 at 6:41 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans boxing legend Max Docusen Sr. passed away Thursday.

"Little Duke" was one of the best fighters to come out of New Orleans in the 1950s, when boxing was a big deal in the Crescent City.

Docusen fought 86 times, winning 76 of those bouts.

He later became a ringside judge and referee, making the call on some fights featuring some of boxing's greats, including Thomas "Hit-Man" Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard.

He was a member of Louisiana's Boxing Hall of Fame.

He was 84-years-old.

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