Kathy Duva

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Kathy Duva is an American boxing promoter and current CEO of Main Events, a New Jersey-based boxing promotion company.[1]

Early life

Duva graduated from Montclair State College with a BA in English. Prior to joining Main Events Duva worked as a reporter covering women's sports at the New York Daily News.[2]

Main Events

Kathy along with her husband Dan founded Main Events in 1979.[3] Early on in the company's history Kathy helped Dan sell tickets to fights at the Ice Palace in Totowa, New Jersey.[4]

Sergey Kovalev

Perhaps Duva's best known client and current Main Events fighter is former Light-Heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. Duva signed Kovalev in 2012 following his 2nd round KO of Darnell Boone.[5]


Kathy is the widow of boxing hall of fame member Dan Duva.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Boxing lawsuit aimed at powerful manager Al Haymon". Los Angeles Times. April 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "Kathy Duva". Montclair State University. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "Duva feud reaches the courts". Associated Press. January 10, 2000.
  4. ^ "FAMILY FEUD Duvas take fighting out of ring after split decision last year". New York Daily News. August 13, 2000.
  5. ^ "Kathy Duva believes Sergey Kovalev can be next Atlantic City star". Ring Magazine. March 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Main Events Doing Relatively Well". Los Angeles Times. April 25, 1999.
  7. ^ "Dan Duva". International Boxing Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 29, 2014.

External links

  • Main Events

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