Had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Lou for a bit. He was a character alright. A lot of energy and fun.
The consensus was that the Galento foulfest took a lot out of him. He never fully recovered. He told me that he blamed Ray Arcel, who trained him at the time. In an L.A. Times article that came out the year after we met he said it again:
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