Ten-Count for Dan Goossen

By Robert Ecksel on September 29, 2014
Ten-Count for Dan Goossen
“I was deeply saddened to learn the news of Dan Goossen’s passing early this morning.”

“While Dan and I recently had our professional struggles, he will be greatly missed by the boxing community…”

Veteran boxing promoter promoter Dan Goossen passed away today at the age of 64. The cause of death was liver cancer.

“The sudden news of his diagnosis was very much a private matter,” the Goossen family said in a statement, “and his final days were spent surrounded by his family and closest friends. Sadness is difficult to escape as we grieve his passing. However, we are filled with pride by the fact that Dan Goossen battled this aggressive illness with boundless strength and the last days of his life were fought and lived with unflinching bravery, pure love and grace beyond measure.”

Goossen promoted Chris Arreola, Michael Nunn, Terry Norris, and Rafael and Gabriel Ruelas. He also promoted Andre Ward, who had this to say about his passing:

“I was deeply saddened to learn the news of Dan Goossen’s passing early this morning. My thought and prayers have been with Dan and his family since I received news of his illness last week. While Dan and I recently had our professional struggles, he was a great man, father and husband. He will be greatly missed by the boxing community.”

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  1. AKT 03:26pm, 10/01/2014

    Andre Ward - what can I say? What a class act ..

  2. bikermike 09:04am, 09/30/2014

    He will be remembered…and he will be missed.

  3. Pete The Sneak 04:20am, 09/30/2014

    RIP Mr. Goosen…Peace.