Boxing trainer Danny Romero Sr. dies

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Danny Romero Sr. loved to teach the sport of boxing to anyone willing to learn. The longtime New Mexico trainer died at his home Sunday after a lengthy battle with illnesses that affected his lungs and liver, despite never being one to smoke or drink.

Romero trained many world champions in New Mexico, including his son Danny.

“His goal was not about being famous,” said Romero Jr. “His goals were to give back to his community, to have children in the community have an opportunity in their life, whatever that was.”

Romero Jr. said he will keep his father’s work alive in the community at Hideout Boxing.

Romero Sr. trained his son to three world championships in the ring. He also trained the late, great five-time champion Johnny Tapia early in his career.

Funeral services are pending. Danny Romero Sr. was 63 years old.

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