By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian promoter and trainer Lou Myers from the 1970’s has passed away on the Gold Coast, Queensland on Monday. Lou trained Australian light middleweight champion Shane Patrick who captured the title by outpointing Ricky Patterson over fifteen rounds at the Blacktown RSL club in 1976 with former world bantamweight champion Jimmy Carruthers working as the third man in the ring.
Lou also trained Australian junior lightweight champion Larry Valesini who captured the title by outpointing Roger Henry over twelve rounds in 1979 at the Rooty Hill RSL. Australian light heavyweight contender Rocky St Claire and NSW light middleweight champion Lou Hurst were also trained by Lou who promoted regular shows at the Blacktown RSL near Sydney during the 1970’s.
Lou will be sadly missed by his family and the Australian Boxing community