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Boxing Legend Marv Jenson Dies at 89

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah legend in both the boxing and political world has died.

Marv Jenson died this week following complications from the stomach flu. He was 89.

Jenson was a long-time Utah politician and boxing manager. He's best known for the man who managed Gene Fullmer --- who upset Sugar Ray Robinson back in 1957 and went on to win the title of Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World.

Jenson also managed several other successful boxers in his career --- and was inducted into The Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.

He was also involved in the political arena. Jenson was a Salt Lake County commissioner from 1962 to 1969 and helped push for the Salt Palace.

His funeral will be held Monday at the Bingham Creek Stake Center in West Jordan at 2 p.m.


Information from: Deseret Morning News,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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