Boxing Promoter Les Bonano Dies

boxing gloves hangs off the boxing ring

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Family members are reporting the death of longtime boxing promoter Les Bonano on Saturday night. His cause of death was not announced.

Bonano was a New Orleans police officer from 1965 to 1982, and was chief deputy for the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office until 1992.

He was also a boxing promoter and trainer for more than 5 years.

Bonano was inducted into the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame last year.

He was the father of Jefferson Parish Councilman Deano Bonano.

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