Tributes pour in for Dunkin after longtime boxing manager dies aged 67

Tributes have poured in for boxing manager Cameron Dunkin who died Tuesday aged 67.

Dunkin worked with boxers from the 1980s and quickly navigated numerous fighters to prominent positions, including, most recently, Jaron 'Boots' Ennis, but also, historically, the late Diego Corrales, the former two-weight world champion Timothy Bradley, and the current pound-for-pound boss Terence Crawford.

His daughter, Antonina, confirmed Dunkin's passing on Facebook, saying: "Got to say goodbye to my Dad today."

She added: "Very thankful we got to spend these last few years closer to family and making good memories. Very thankful he was a hard working man who brought us to America for a better life. He made everyone laugh. He was loved. Rest in peace, Dad."

Boxing coach Robert Garcia led respect for Dunkin on X, the site formerly known as Twitter. "RIP to my good friend and mentor Cameron Dunkin," said Garcia.

"The first person in boxing that believed in me as a trainer. Met Cameron in 2004 at the Jr Olympics when I was starting as a trainer. He saw something in me and believed in my work and even as an inexperienced coach he trusted me and sent me a lot of his young fighters.

"We signed Victor Ortiz, Brandon Rios, Mikey [Garcia], Leo Santa Cruz, and many more fighters together. The absolute best eye for talent in boxing.

"I would not be in the position I am in today and would not have accomplished what I have without the help of Cameron," Garcia said. "My Condolences go out to Cameron’s family and close friends."

Dunkin resided in Las Vegas with his family and was affiliated with Top Rank, with whom he became close to matchmaker Ron Katz.

"RIP Cameron Dunkin, I knew and did business with him for many, many years," Katz said on X.

Top Rank host and commentator Crystina Poncher said she was "sad to hear of the passing of" Dunkin.

Poncher said: "He was so kind to me, believed in me early on, and helped me gain a great rapport with fighters I covered for TR such as Tim Bradley, Brandon Rios, Nonito Donaire, and Kelly Pavlik, to name a few. RIP, Cameron."