Known in boxing circles simply as "Mr. Lou", Viscusi was born on June 15, 1909 in Schenectady, NY. He spent his childhood in Tampa, but moved north and settled in Hartford, CT in 1929 at the age of 19.
Already a boxing manager, Viscusi also made his mark as a promoter in the New England area, promoting everything from boxing to wrestling to circuses. However, it was as a manager that he would find his greatest success. He guided the careers of welterweight Del Flanagan, heavyweight Roy (Cut and Shoot) Harris, middleweight Tony Licata, welterweight Manny Gonzalez and heavyweight Cleveland Williams, but was best remembered for maneuvering three Hall of Famers to world championships - featherweight Willie Pep, lightweight Joe (Old Bones) Brown and light heavyweight Bob Foster.
Viscusi and trainer Bill Gore were one of boxing's classic combinations with Viscusi dealing with the business affairs and Gore handling the training. Together they handled hundreds of boxers, including champions Pep and Brown.
Viscusi died on August 10, 1997.
Born: June 15, 1909
Died: Aug. 10, 1997