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Lou Nova

Personal information
NameLou Nova
Real nameJay L. Nova
NicknameThe Cosmic Puncher
Rated atHeavyweight
NationalityUS American
Birth dateMarch 16, 1913
Birth placeLos Angeles, California
Death dateSeptember 29, 1991
Death placeSacramento, California
Boxing record
Total fights63
Wins by KO31
No contests0

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Lou Nova (March 16, 1913 - September 29, 1991) aka Cosmic punch was an American boxer and actor. Born in Los Angeles, California, the 6 ft 3+1/2 in Nova was the U.S. and World Amateur Boxing Champion in 1935. After turning pro, he remained undefeated in his first 22 matches, and won 40 fights in total. He was the first top rated boxer to practice yoga, and reportedly did headstands in the dressing room before his title bout with Joe Louis.

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