According to World Boxing News, Philadelphia legendary boxing trainer Naazim Richardson has passed away. The announcement was made July 24, 2020, via Twitter where the Boxing Writers Association tweeted, “The @boxingwriters and the boxing community mourns the death of the great Nazim Richardson. RIP Brother Nazim, a class man, a great trainer, a tremendous father”
Naazim Richardson grew up in North Philly where boxing gave him energy and purpose. Later down the road, Richardson became the boxing trainer in Concrete Gym in Philadelphia.
Richardson was known for training legends such as Bernard Hopkins and “Sugar” Shane Mosley. Legendary bxing trainer has been batteling with health issues for awhile as this goes back to 2007 where Richardson suffered a severe stroke. The work Naazim Richardson has done in the boxing community will never go unnoticed. On top of the great, he has done Richardson was also known for catching Antonio Margarito with plaster knuckle pads before Margarito’s fight with Mosley.
As the boxing community mourns today, our condoloences go out to Naazim’s friends and family.