Richie Giachetti, renowned boxing trainer, dies at 76
Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer
Boxing trainer Richie Giachetti, best known for his long run with former heavyweight world champion Larry Holmes, died on Wednesday. He was 76.
Giachetti, born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and a longtime resident of the Cleveland area, battled kidney and other health problems in recent years.
During his heyday, he was one of boxing's most renowned cornermen and worked with a who's who of fighters.
He trained Mike Tyson for five fights and was in his corner for the infamous ear-bite fight when he was disqualified in the third round for biting off a chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear in a 1997 heavyweight world title bout.
Richie Giachetti, legendary trainer, dies at 76
Richie Giachetti, left, displays fist of heavyweight Larry Holmes during a news conference on April 12, 1978 to announce that Holmes would face Ken Norton, recognized as World Heavyweight Champion by the World Boxing Council. (AP file)
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Long-time trainer/manager Richie Giachetti died Wednesday. He was 76.
Giachetti helped guide Larry Holmes to the heavyweight title in 1978 and he trained Mike Tyson in his rematch with Evander Holyfield in the emphasis fight when Tyson took a bite out of Holyfield's ear.
Holmes' title in '78 earned Giachetti the manager of the year.
Richie Giachetti, who trained Larry Holmes and Mike Tyson, dead at 76
By Kevin Iole - sports.yahoo.com
Trainer Richie Giachetti, who was known for leading Larry Holmes to the heavyweight title and a lengthy run atop the division, died Wednesday at 76.
Giachetti, who also worked with Mike Tyson for several fights, including his notable 1997 rematch with Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas, also served as Holmes' manager.
In a 1978 profile of Giachetti, the New York Times wrote, "Giachetti is a tough man. He's been shot and stabbed, he's been tailed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Nobody fools with the manager and trainer of the man who calls himself the baddest heavyweight in the world. Some people believe Larry Holmes wouldn't stand a chance against Richie Giachetti in a barroom brawl."
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