Born Daniel Albert Goossen on October 3, 1949.
Goossen formed the family run Ten Goose Boxing (named after Goossen and his nine siblings) in 1982 to train, manage and promote boxers and developed such champions as brothers Gabriel and Rafael Ruelas, Michael Nunn and Terry Norris. After dissolving Ten Goose in 1994, he was Vice President at Top Rank before forming America Presents in 1996. After five years, he started Ten Goose Sports (2001), then Goossen Tutor Promotions (2002) and ultimately Goossen Promotions. Armed with charisma and a larger than life personality, he was involved with many high profile events and popular fighters including James Toney, Andre Ward, David Reid, Chris Arreola, David Tua, Glen Johnson, Orlin Norris, Joel Casamayor, Wayne McCullough, Paul Williams, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Hall of Famers Mike Tyson and Bernard Hopkins. The gregarious Goossen was one of the promoters who collaborated with SHOWTIME to facilitate the Super Six World Boxing Classic super middleweight tournament (2009-11) that Ward won. He also presented many cards for Fox Sports Network’s Best Damn Fight Night Period and Sunday Night Fights series.
Goossen died on September 29, 2014 following a battle with liver cancer at age 64.
Born: May 17, 1960