Born in October 23, 1922 in Santa Fe, Argentina, Brusa began training boxers in 1950 and is regarded as the foremost boxing trainer in South America.
On November 7, 1970 Hall of Famer Carlos Monzon won the world middleweight championship and became the first of 14 fighters Brusa would mold into world champion. Other boxers he guided to world titles include Miguel Angel Cuello, Francisco Quiroz, Rafael Pineda, Sugar Baby Rojas, Francisco Tejedor, Tomas Molinares, Luis Mendoza, Miguel (Happy) Lora, Antonio Esparragoza, Juan Domingo Cordoba, Jorge Barrios, Carlos (Famoso) Hernandez, and most recently welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir.
Renowned for his keen insight into the nuances of the sweet science, Brusa was named “Trainer of the Year” in 1989. For many years Brusa operated out of the La Brea Boxing Academy in Los Angeles. Still active, the 84-year old Brusa divides time between his home in Argentina and training boxers in the United States.
Born: Oct. 23, 1922
Died: Oct. 27, 2011