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IN MEMORIAM

DEEDEE ARMOUR

This page is devoted to the loving memory of Herman "DeeDee" Armour, boxing trainer extraordinaire of the Woodlawn Boys Club, who is now coaching in that great big gym in the Heavens.

 


 

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DeeDee Armour playing around with Muhammad Ali at the Woodlawn Boys Club in September of 1990 during one of Ali's many visits to the gym.

Obituary: "Legendary Trainer Mourned" (Chicago Defender, 2/24/2000, p 32)

Funeral Announcement

 


 

DeeDee with his protégé Curtis Strong, Illinois State champion in the superlightweight division, greeting world champion Mike Tyson in 1988.

 


 

DeeDee weighing children from the Woodlawn Boys Club's daycare center on the gym's scale.

 


 

DeeDee receiving a plaque from Jack Cowen (left) and Stanley Berg (right) for "Fifty Years of Devoted Service to the Chicago Golden Gloves" in February of 1990

 


 

DeeDee chatting with some "old timers" at the Chicago Golden Gloves, February 1990

 


 

DeeDee closing the Boys Club after another day in the gym.