Lucky Vascocu is 81 years old and may just be the oldest active boxing coach in the U.S. He lives in Troup and runs the Byron Peyton Gym. They host the Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament each year.
Vascocu has traveled all over the world training and coaching young boxers such as current pros like Oscar De La Hoya. " I just can't get up and walk away from it, I am not sure someone else would spend the time and effort. They may put a kid in arms way or get them killed." says Vascocu.