Heartwarming tribute to Cus D’amato
Cus D’amato discovered and molded three world champions, Jose Torres, Floyd Patterson and Mike Tyson. Tyson and Patterson were the two youngest heavyweight champions ever.
Cus D’amato and Beau Jack. Cus D’amato was in Miami Beach in 1961 for the 3rd Patterson – Johansson fight. He walked into the Hotel and saw Beau Jack shining shoes. Cus was thrilled to see Jack. They spoke for a while and Jack asked Cus if he’d like a shine. Cus turned the tables on Jack. Look at the smile on Beau Jack’s face.