Inducted on November 8, 2012


Lou EsaBorn: 1952-01-14

Birthplace: Wayne, New Jersey, USA
Hometown: Miami, Florida, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 6″   /   198cm
Boxing Record: click

Division: Heavyweight
Manager: Murray Gaby
Trainer: Duane Simpson
Amateur Record: 7-1 (7 knockouts)


  • Esa played defensive end for St. Peters College.
  • Amateur record was 7-1 with his only loss to future heavyweight champion Larry Holmes.
  • At 20, Esa was hit in the face by a bottle-throwing accident. He required 60 facial stiches and his amateur career ended.
  • According to an article in Boxing Illustrated in 1977, Esa was 6 feet 6 inches, 245-260 pound.


  • Boxing Illustrated, August 1977, page 24: LOU ESA: THE SUNSHINE STATE MAMMOTH, by Hank Kaplan,