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NEWORLEANS - 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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